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Friday, May 25
 

9:00am

13 Strings and a 2 Dollar Bill

A great old time duo from the West Coast. Toe tapping music fun!


Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508

11:00am

Hamilton International Middle School Marimba
Marimba Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • Biography A vibrant and energetic group of 6-8th graders playing traditional music of Zimbabwe as well as original material. Great for dancing.

11:00am

Autumn Electric
Exciting, Original Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

11:00am

Conjugal Visitors
FRAYED EDGES OF FOLK MUSIC

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
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  • Biography These folks are hot musicians and great singers, and they aren't shy about putting it on display during explosive marathon sets of tightly woven arrangements and jazzy improvisation. Watching them perform makes you feel like you've stumbled into a free-wheeling living room jam session party, but the talent and polish soon shine through the laid back attitude.

11:00am

Shillelagh Jack
Foot stompin' good times!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Shillelagh jack was formed by a group of friends who are so good at having fun, that they felt obliged to include everyone! They play hard stomping Irish traditional music that brings out the "Rompous, head-butting, foot tapping, group chanting animal" in us all! Never a dull time when this group is around a good pint with good friends!

11:00am

Les Voyagers w/ Dina Blade, Caller
Music From Waaaay Up North

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Les Voyager plays music from the Metis Native American Tribe in Canada. For more information about the band, you can go to: katzwein@earthlink.net

11:00am

SBOC/Seattle World school
Celebrating student culture!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Students come from all over the world to perform their native dance. They also where their native dress.

11:35am

Hamilton International Senior Jazz Band
Senior Jazz Band

Friday May 25, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography This is the highest level of jazz ensemble at Hamilton International Middle School. There will be emphasis on stylistic considerations through the jazz idiom as well as improvisational practice and performance. This ensemble swings hard in the jazz tradition and interprets several styles of jazz including blues, ballads , latin and vocal compisitions.

11:40am

Aarf!
Harmonies by the Pound

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

11:40am

The Bottlecap Boys
A Renegade Folk Quartet

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Bottlecap Boys are pure, insatiable energy. Guaranteed to lift your spirits, their infectious, boot-stompin’ folk captures the freedom and vastness of middle America with a city pace. A fiery praise for the ‘onward and upward’ fuels The Bottlecap Boys’ magnetic performances. Coming together from north, south, east, and west, the diversity of experience is reflected in the different textures of their songs

11:45am

Gin Creek
A musical tonic

Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Gin Creek has been together about 2 years, and has played in most of the top blues and roots music venuses in the Puget Sound area. All it members are veteran musiicians with extensive performing experience spanning multiple musical genres, including blues, jazz, rock, and country.

12:00pm

The Hoots and Hollers w/ Eric Curl, Caller
Vociferous Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Three Olympia musicians join forces to bring energetic contra dances to Folklife.

12:10pm

Hamilton International Middle School
Vocal Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 12:10pm - 12:35pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography HIMS Vocal Jazz is in it's first year and is carrying on the vocal traditions of past generations. The groups reportroire ranges from classic blues and jazz and latin to The Great American Songbook and contemporary music. We are proud to represent the Seattle Public Schools music programs.

12:15pm

Montlake Elementary School
American Folksong Fest!

Friday May 25, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
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  • Biography We learn American Folk Songs, and then sing them for you accompanied by instruments we make ourselves.

12:20pm

Kingnik
Ukelele Dixieland Jugband Fun

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
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  • Biography Nikki and Curtis started playing the ukulele 10 years ago and performing at parties and coffee shops as a duo. Clark sat in with them 4 years ago and a trio was born. Chris joined them 1.5 years ago on the washtub bass and the current band was complete.

12:20pm

The Summer Januaries
Fast and Fun Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography The Summer Januaries got their start busking the streets of Seattle, in the summer of 2011, playing Pike Place Market upwards of five days a week. Made up of two sets of musical and romantic partners, the band shoots little arrows of love to their audience in the form of ridiculously fast and fun fiddle tunes and songs. Fiddle player Rachel Sage was trained as a classical violinist at a young age, but was always drawn to fiddle music and more folk traditions. She has made these aspirations a reality for the past six years, learning folk fiddle tunes from a wide variety of sources, and busking and performing all around the Pacific Northwest.

12:30pm

Blue Star Creeper
Don't Fear the Creeper

Friday May 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Psych / folk / rock 5 piece original veteran band with a fresh sound. New full length concept album out called "Modern Mythology." Acoustic, electric, indoor, outdoor, on the grid, off grid. Reliable, flexible, capable. Review of our street performance at Folk Life 2011: “Kelly Blanchard might have skipped on the eye patch, but his orange jumpsuit, cowboy hat and goggles sure made up for it. Blanchard, lead vocalist and guitar player for Seattle's own Blue Star Creeper, stood out both visually and vocally, with a voice and presence that screamed "stop and take a listen, dammit." The psychedelic-folk-rock band also shined with its electric cello player, who was discreetly plugged into a concealed amp.” — Joe Williams, Seattle Weekly Link to article:

12:35pm

Hamilton International Middle School Choir
Vocal Ensemble

Friday May 25, 2012 12:35pm - 1:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Taught by Mika Armaly, Choir is open to all Hamilton students. Students will rehearse and perform a variety of choral music. There will be an emphasis on using solfege, sight-reading, developing aural perception (ear training), and basic music theory. While no audition is required for choir, students are expected to be highly motivated and reflect an advanced ensemble attitude. Choir will take part in many types of performances throughout the year including the Fall and Spring concerts.

1:00pm

The Blood Flowers
Tribal Fusion Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
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  • Biography This new Spokane tribal fusion dance group is comprised of former members of Koreshakti Tribal Fusion. They specialize in bringing together alternative forms of dance with tradition middle eastern dance to celebrate the new art form that is Tribal Fusion.

1:00pm

Little Wooden Wolves
Coy.

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Biography Alex Coy recently moved to Seattle and carefully picked this band of crack Seattle musicians to help realize her musical dreams.

1:00pm

Maplewood 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 5th & 6th grade orchestra students have been coming to perform at Folklife for about 17 years. The students love performing, visiting the festival and hearing other musicians play live. It is one of the best field trips ever.

1:00pm

The Humours: Ryan McKasson, Ashley Broder, Colin Cotter
Chamber-U2

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Humours are an up and coming acoustic power trio centered around contemporary song, rock energy and the band's roots in traditional music. It features Ryan McKasson on fiddle, Ashley Broder on mandolin, and Colin Cotter on guitar and vocals. Their material spans from traditional Scottish dance tunes and newly composed instrumental arrangements to early American and original contemporary folk songs.

1:00pm

Sacred Fire w/ Mark Matthews, Caller
Hot contra tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Sacred Fire is a high energy contra band located in Helena, Montana. Having played dances across the state, they are known for their ability to raise the dance! Sacred Fire has worked with many rural communities in Montana to establish and foster small contra dances.

1:15pm

KapKa Cooperative School
Spirited songs past & present

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography For 23 years KapKa Cooperative School students have been singing folk songs, earth songs and community songs.

1:15pm

Sly Mr. Y
High energy upbeat dance rock!

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography Sly Mr. Y is a high energy classic rock dance band providing classic rock and pop from the 60's, 70's, and 80's with some newer stuff and originals thrown in as well. Whether you like to sit and listen, watch, get up and dance - this is your band. Sly Mr. Y is great for a party!

1:40pm

Sixth Day Dance Company
Not for profit modern dance

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography We are a non-profit modern dance company with training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, theater, and gymnastics. We provide classes for low income, at risk youth, as well as for adults with developmental and mental disabilities. We are dynamically creative and talented. We really enjoyed the opportunity to perform at Folklife last May and hope you will consider having us again this upcoming year. Thank you for your time.

1:40pm

Olo Kani
Vibrant Sounds of the Ukulele

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography Olo kani will be celebrating 9 years of existence in 2012. The Group is an off shoot of SUPA, Seattle Ukulele Players Association, focusing on traditional Hawaiian music and dance that most of the group members grew up with. Most members were born and raised in Hawaii and currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A diiversified Group that includes retirees and professiions in the medical, engineering, technical and real estate fields.

1:45pm

Landlord's Daughter
Fiery Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Landlord's Daughter has been playing as a group since 2006. Established in Seattle, we are focused on contributing to the local music scene with our high-energy performances of original folk-inspired rock music. We draw thick vocal harmonies and fiery violin solos from the folk music we love and infuse it into the rock idiom we grew up with.

1:45pm

Maplewood 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds' Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra from Maplewood K-8 School has been performing at the Folklife Festival for 17 years. The students enjoy a chance to perform and hear others share their craft of music, dance, and art. This field trip is one of their favorites.

2:00pm

Spruce Street School 5th Grade Ensemble
Exciting marimba sounds

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Spruce Street School is an independent school located in downtown Seattle. These students have been playing marimba since kindergarten.

2:00pm

Riffraff w/ John Gallagher, Caller
Fiery Riffs From Raffish Gents

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Riffraff has been playing dances for 12 years. The fiddlers, Linden and Evo are father and son. The three gray haired guys have played in numerous bands, contra and otherwise, for decades. Evo has been surrounded by this music since birth.

2:05pm

Flying Blind Blues Band
Cool old time blues

Friday May 25, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Flying Blind Blues Band is a group of 5 pilots that found each other during a recent fly-in. We have been performing now for a couple of years in the local area. We have played at the Arlington Fly-infor the last two years and are invited back again, as well as Positive Seattle. We have been invited back again this year. Darius Heggin is the promoter of Positive Seattle.

2:20pm

TUSUYPERU
Peruvian Rhythms Dance Group

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
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  • Biography TusuyPeru dance group was born in Ellensburg, Washington, July of 2010. It was originated to celebrate Peruvian culture in the Northwest , United States. TusuyPeru pursues to bring you an imaginary voyage to the beautiful beaches, the wonders of the majestic Haciendas, and keep going to the elevated Andes continuing to the warm rainforest of Perú The name, TusuyPeru is a combination of two words; Tusuy in Quechua (ancient Peruvian language) means Dance and Peru is the name of the country that give us all of these different cultures and colorfull dances The director is a Peruvian Native dancer and ex director of "Sentimiento Peruano" dance group in Lima - Peru.

2:20pm

Jori Chisholm
Great Highland Bagpipe Music!

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

2:30pm

Enzian Schuhplattler
Bavarian folk dances

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
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  • Biography Enzian Schuhplattler is dedicated to the promotion of Bavarian folk dancing, culture, and costumes. The club was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants. We perform regional dances from Bavaria (Germany) and Tirol (Austria). "Schuhplattler" is a centuries-old Bavarian and Tirolean folk dance in which the men demonstrate their vigor in a raucous but precise "shoe-slapping" rhythm to alpine folk music and dance flirtatious figures with the women. We are a member of the "Gauverband Nordamerika," an international federation of clubs dedicated to the preservation of Bavarian and Tirolean folk dancing, costumes, customs, and culture, and to establishing mutual fellowship.

2:30pm

Blackbird RAUM
Anarcho-Cynicalism

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

2:45pm

Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra
Large Group Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
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  • Biography The Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra has been entertaining folks in the spring of the last four years. It is made up of the schools string orchestra and a few friends. It is our opportunity to let our hair down and have some fun playing alternative styles of music.

2:55pm

Sam Marshall Trio
Blues and Boogaloo

Friday May 25, 2012 2:55pm - 3:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography The Sam Marshall Trio is a progressive blues and boogaloo band. Their sound started in the roots of the blues and has grown to included elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop. The trio creates a groovy backdrop that blends perfectly with Sam’s weathered voice and finger style/slide guitar playing.

3:00pm

Truman Price
Old-Time Appalachian Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Truman has played fiddle most of his life and has performed at hundreds of events. He's also taught old-time square dances to about 14.000 children. His son Adam, born long ago in Union, West Virginia, is a splendid banjo player. website: trumanprice.com

3:00pm

Peruvian Passion
Afro-Peruvian/Andean Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • Biography We are group of Peruvian Women who now live in the State of WA (Tacoma and Gig Harbor). We are very proud of our Peruvian background and love to show our dances to the community. Our country has many diverse dances and not very well-known in this part of the country. We do dances from the coast which have African influence. We also do a beautiful dance from the Andes which we share with Bolivia. Our garments are authentic from Peru and have beautiful colors!!!

3:00pm

& Yet
Acoustic/Strings Indie-Folk

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography & Yet is an acoustic/strings driven indie-folk project from Seattle, WA. Fronted by singer-songwriter Dane Ueland, the band is a fuller realization of his deeply introspective and poetic performance. It began as a two-piece between Ueland and cellist, Maren Haynes, but has since grown to include Jonathan Steele (bass/vocals), Nathaniel Orwiler (percussion/vocals), Neel Datta (solo guitar/vocals) and Hillary Johnson (vocals/ aux. percussion). Dramatic tales of romance and religion are interwoven with a sound that aims to be as gentle as it is operatic with overtones of a prototypical folk-rock sound. Currently, & Yet is recording and working on their first full band E.P. entitled “A Bud Has Bloomed” which is slated for release in February of 2012.

3:00pm

Hop Skip and Jump
All Original Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography Skip,Multi Instrumentalist and Composer Elena, Music Teacher and Instrumentalist Cary, Quirky Mandolin All original music

3:00pm

Oran nan Carr
Scottish Gaelic Folk Group

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Stirring and texturally rich traditional Scottish folk music is the creative passion of this Seattle-area vocal and instrumental ensemble. Oran nan Carr began in 1998 when four members of Seattle's Gaelic choir, Seirm sang together as they carpooled to choir rehearsals. They entered the vocal competition at Mod Vancouver in 1999 and had so much fun, they've been singing together ever since, adding instruments, various singers and several awards along the way. The groups name is the Scottish Gaelic idiom for "cantata", which also means "songs of the car" when an accent mark is added to Car. Oran nan Carr prides itself on being one of precious few US ensembles performing primarily in the endangered Scottish Gaelic language. Website: www.orannancar.com

3:00pm

Northwest Stories: Video Portraits of Northwest Communities
Doug Plummer, Videographer

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323

3:00pm

Billbillies w/ Tony Mates, Caller
Billicious Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography All of our musicians have been playing music for decades; Several members have appeared on major record labels. As a group, the Billbillies have been together for approx. 5 years.

3:00pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

3:15pm

LoveBomb Go-Go
Intergalactic Marching Band

Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography LoveBomb Go-Go was formed in Portland Oregon in late 2011. Band leader Mars Ponte gathered players from several Northwest ensembles to create a high energy, horn powered indie brass band featuring vocals and real time performance art.

3:30pm

Karin Blaine
Protest & Passion

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Folklife Veteran first performed in 1979. Devoted acoustic performer, songwriter and entertainer. Protest and Love songs for modern day living. Lately - heavy on the protest.

3:30pm

Pandemic Steel Drum Band - Columbia River High School
Island Music and Mayhem

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
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  • Biography The Pandemic Steel Band was formed at CRHS 4 years ago. Since then we have enjoyed making music for all kinds of folks.

3:35pm

The Guy Johnson Band
Guy Johnson

Friday May 25, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Biography Visit the website for Bio
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3:40pm

Dora Oliveira and Dandaras
Afro-Brazilian Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
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  • Biography Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Dora Oliveira has performed and taught Afro-Brazilian dance for over 25 years. Her career as a professional dancer began in 1976 when she joined renowned Brazilian folkloric dance troupe, Exaltao Bahia. Dora has been twice queen of Carnaval in Salvador and has learned a repertoire that ranges from Afro-Brazilian dance forms through jazz, ballet, and modern dance. After obtaining a professional dance degree from the prestigious Federal University of Brazil, Dora moved to the US where she has developed a large dance student following. Dora has toured the world as the principal dancer with Olodum the world famous samba bloc. She was featured on the opening credits and Brazilian dance episode of the PBS'' "Dancing" series, and choreographed the Afro-Brazilian performance of Seattle Theatre Group's Dance THIS! and Global Dance Party in 2011. Dora has dedicated her life to performing and teaching the many facets of Brazilian culture through dance and movement.

3:40pm

Cronan
Scottish Hot Jigs, Gaelic Song

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Traditional Scottish Gaelic and Scots songs mostly learned from tradition bearers in Scotland. We've been playing and singing together since the mid-90's. Christina and Christian both play in Piper's Creek. Christian is a member of the Stout Pounders. Judith won the gold medal for Traditional Gaelic Singing in the 2001 Scottish National Championship.

3:40pm

Mouce Manouche
Hard Swinging Old-time Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography We we're brought together by our love of the music of Django Reinhardt and hot club jazz, but have since branched out to explore a variety of early swing music, as well as our original compositions. We make our home in the U-district and Ravenna, playing swingin music for the rowdy, dancing crowds of Seattle's bars and farmer's markets.

3:45pm

Terrible Buttons
Horror-folk from Spokane, WA

Friday May 25, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography If the music industry is to survive, it needs to start paying attention to bands like Terrible Buttons and remember that music is about self-expression, not salesmanship. Kent Ueland (lead vocals/guitar) and his fellow bandmates have managed to harness a piece of a dying art form. Not the three minutes of predictable radio drivel we have come to expect from talented people, but a close encounter with the human experience. In the case of Terrible Buttons (Spokane, WA/Plastic Horse Records, Northfield, MN), this experience comes from the heart of musicians who know that what they are trying to say is hard on the ears and aggressively challenging to the mind. Musical conventions are tools, not the entirety of songwriting, and the Buttons have managed to find truth through music at a young age.

3:50pm

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Friday May 25, 2012 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

4:00pm

3 Play Ricochet
String Band Americana

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography Long-time performers of traditional American music. One of use runs adult music camps. One of os flies airplanes. One of us builds guitars.

4:00pm

Jeremy Burk
Americana meets Indie Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

4:00pm

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Scottish Fiddlers and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography The NW Scottish Fiddlers, originally formed in the 80's by Calum MacKinnon have been enjoying a revival since 2006 with a growing membership of fiddlers and friends. They play at events around the NW and sponsor an annual winter workshop featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The club is mostly based in Edmonds where they hold monthly meetings and they welcome new members interested in traditional Scottish fiddling.

4:00pm

Randi Coffman
Singer/Songwriter

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Randi Coffman, Singer/Songwritier Born 3/16/67 - Seattle, WA Singing since age 5 Wife and mother of 2 - Boy 11, Girl 7 Love singing and songwriting, collaborating with other musicians, poetry, nature, adventure. Enjoy singing, writing songs, drawing & graphic design, being silly with my husband & kids, and watching both kid and adult movies that make me think, laugh & cry. I had the great fortune to perform with Uncle Fuzzy's Jamshack Band in 2010. I have applied as a solo performer three times, without success...going to keep trying until you let me in. Hopefully, this is my year! :)

4:00pm

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy
Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Biography Paula Becker is a staff historian for Seattle's HistoryLink.org where her essays document the dance marathon craze of the 1920s and 1930s, war-effort knitting on the home front during World Wars I and II, the career of The Egg and I author Betty MacDonald, and numerous other subjects. She and co-writer Alan J. Stein also wrote the book - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair. Alan J. Stein is a HistoryLink.org staff historian and award-winning author of four previous HistoryLink books, Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries, 1951-2001; Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington's Leading Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003; The Olympic: The Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel. He is the Association of King County Historical Organizations' past president, and Ex Noble Grand Humbug of Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40, E Clampus Vitus.

4:00pm

Garfield Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble The Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble this year is a 25-member jazz band that is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Located in Seattle, Washington, Garfield is a public (tuition-free) high school with such an interest in jazz that it maintains three levels of jazz band in its curriculum. The “Jazz Ensemble” is the top jazz band in this program. The group has won every major competition on the west coast of the United States. In 2006 it was named the “Outstanding Festival Band” at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for an unprecedented seventh time. In 2011 it was named the ‘Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble’ at the Reno Jazz Festival for a record fourth time. It is also a ‘four time’ winner of the Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition & Festival, held in New York’s Lincoln Center. The music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie is the cornerstone of the Garfield Jazz Ensemble. E.E. music is played at festivals and concerts though out the school year. Garfield made its tenth tour of Europe during the summer of 2011. On that tour it played at Jazz a Vienne, in France in addition to other concerts through out, France and Italy. On its nine previous European tours, the band has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, in the Netherlands, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. It has been selected four times to perform at the conference of the prestigious IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education).

4:00pm

The Rhythm Rollers w/ Charlie Fenton, Caller
New England Contra Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
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  • Biography Anchored by the unique Bob McQuillen, the piano playing dean of traditional New England Contra Dance music, the Rhythm Rollers play the old-fashioned, hard driving, improvisational contra dance music.

4:00pm

4:20pm

Seumas Gagne & Friends
Gaelic songs, new and old.

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Seumas Gagne sings and plays new and original Scottish Gaelic songs and tunes on the Celtic harp. He has been performing and teaching in the Pacific Northwest for many years and is now producing his first solo CD.

4:20pm

Sarah Christine
Positive Reggae, R&B and Soul

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
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  • Biography Sarah Christine has spent the past 12 years honing her craft and evolving as an artist by performing throughout the West Coast and Hawaii both as a solo act and harmony singer with numerous artists and bands. Sarah Christine is driven by her desire to spread the message of peace positivity and natural awareness to a global audience. "My hope is to inspire people to remember that this life is a gift, and to embrace everyday as an opportunity to become the best versions of ourselves."

4:20pm

The Priest and the Publicans
Gospel Bluegrass out of the box

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography The core members have been performing together since the early 90's. We have played on stage at Folklife for over 12 years.

4:25pm

St. Demetrious Greek Folk Dancers
Greek Folk Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 4:25pm - 5:00pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
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  • Biography Performing in traditional Greek costumes, the St. Demetrios dancers celebrate Greek culture through traditional dance. They are joined on stage by the group Dromeo.

4:30pm

Northwest Taiko
Japanese Drum Group

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Northwest Taiko is a Japanese-American drum group striving to learn more about their cultural heritage through the traditional drumming artform of Taiko. Northwest Taiko began performing in October 1984 and is frequently sought after to entertain at a variety of community events throughout the the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Members come from a diverse background , some are of Japanese heritage, others have a blend of Asian as well as European/Anglo backgrounds but all with a common interest in playing and performing Taiko.

4:30pm

The Parade Schedule
Matt Kinder and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography I have been writing and performing songs for about six years. I grew up Indiana, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky when I was 18. I started writing songs and playing shows. A little over a year ago, I got a chance to open for my hero, Damien Jurado in Louisville. He liked my music and convinced me to move to Seattle. I've been here since June.

4:35pm

John Gothard
Songs of the British Isles

Friday May 25, 2012 4:35pm - 5:05pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography performances includes voice, guitar and English concertina, you might hear anything from sea songs and Child ballads to songs of Irish immigration

4:40pm

Laughing Rose Duo
Fab Fem Vocals w/ banjo & uke

Friday May 25, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
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  • Biography We met playing old-time music and draw from the rich American traditional song repertoire, but we don't stop there. We write original tunes that speak to our love of jazz, pop, and indie rock as well as food, cats, past lovers, current lover, future lovers (the condition of the heart is an endless source of material), nature, and much much more.

4:45pm

Accordions Anonymous
12 Steps to Accordion Awarenes

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
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  • Biography Accordions Anonymous is the Northwest's first and foremost 12-step group for accordion awareness. They have been facing the music one note at a time since 1998, bringing their quirky brand of musicality and eclectic mix of dance tunes to accordion lovers everywhere.

4:45pm

Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert
Americana Folk/Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Brian Ledford can’t bring himself to do the safe thing. Not content to do straight revival Americana he draws on his diverse musical roots and turns it into something rare these days—great, original songs. As informed by The Clash as The Flatlanders. At turns as lush as Lanois, or as direct as Cash.

4:50pm

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Friday May 25, 2012 4:50pm - 5:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

5:00pm

Calum MacKinnon and Friends
Scottish Fiddling Next Gen.

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Calum is a well known Scottish fiddler who has performed at Folklife for close to 30 years including the 1985 Folklife Benefit Concert. The other young fiddlers are some of his premier students. Guinevere Saenger is a talented pianist and teacher recently arrived from California.

5:00pm

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents The Future Remembered: The 1962 World's Fair and Its Legacy
Gavin Cummins, Heather Hawkins Weinland, Laurence Hughes, Mark Waldstein

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Biography Book-It Repertory Theatre Players

5:00pm

Eckstein Sr. Jazz Band
Jazz and blues

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

5:00pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246

5:00pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212

5:00pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151

5:00pm

Seattle Song Circle
Tribute to Silent Voices

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Seattle Song circle is a tradition dating to the Second Northwest Folklife Festival 40 years ago. A core group of folksingers decided that once a year was not enough, so Seattle Song Circle was born. We are a very loosely organized group of folks that gather most every Sunday evening to sing, harmonize, play along or just listen. The group varies in size from a half dozen to perhaps twenty, so the music we create together can raise the rafters. Instruments are welcome and vary from kazoo to folk harp. Much of the material is traditional, some is contemporary and quite a few have written their own as well. The sole intention is to share and enjoy one another's music and company.

5:10pm

Professor Banjo
Old-time for kids and families

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography Paul Silveria has a passion for sharing traditional music and dance with wide range of audiences. Paul is an old-time banjo player who covers a variety of intriguing Americana with a ready wit and engaging delivery. Most notably he plays for kids and their banjo-loving parents as Professor Banjo in a show that features sing-a-longs, dancing games, and more! Paul has also been calling traditional Square Dances with live music since 2002.

5:10pm

Sebastian and the Deep Blue
Orchestral Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359

5:10pm

Adrian Xavier & Friends
Positive uplifting reggae

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
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  • Biography Adrian Xavier experienced a diverse spectrum of cultures and ways of life growing up on the west coast, traveling between Seattle and L.A. A internationally acclaimed Seattle-based musician, he has been performing and headlining events for over a decade, performing and working with many legendary musicians. Adrian Xavier makes dynamic original world music, blending elements of reggae, rock, dub, folk, hip-hop and more to create his signature sound. He is committed to being a voice for the voiceless, performing extensively for events that benefit the environment, indigenous peoples and youth organizations. His music crosses social cultural barriers and strives to provide a deeper understanding of our global community. Performing extensively at colleges, festivals and schools, Adrian Xavier has been able to inspire a broad range of ages and backgrounds.

5:15pm

Molly Bauckham
Sweet, soulful harp and voice

Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Molly has been playing the harp since 1998 and singing most of her life. She is of Irish and Scottish descent, and has always been drawn to the traditional music of her heritage. She works at Seattle's own Dusty Strings and is affectionately known as the "harp pixie".

5:25pm

onefourfive
Georgian polyphonic folksongs

Friday May 25, 2012 5:25pm - 5:55pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography We sing ancient folksongs from the Republic of Georgia. Some of our members have been to Georgia multiple times to bring back these unique harmonies by studying with revered songmasters there. We started out singing a cappella folk music from multiple backgrounds and decided to focus solely on Georgian singing since its many regional styles are so diverse.

5:30pm

Low Hums
Guided Meditation

Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography Low Hums is a collective of musical friends. We've all played together for a really, really long time and crossed land and sea both here and there. The group started as a solo project for Jonas. Just making some recordings during the winter months, about the winter months, islands, woods, lightning, warm fires, and looking forward to the summer warmth... well kind of. 2009 found us playing lots of shows around seattle, the san juan islands, and eastern washington. 2010, we recorded our first full length record .. Due out Feb 25th 2012!

5:45pm

Michael Connolly and Miller McNay
The Mandolin Casefiles

Friday May 25, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography The Mandolin Casefiles is a duet featuring two of the Northwest's finest pickers sharing their interpretations of traditional and original instrumental tunes on the mighty mandolin.

5:45pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

5:50pm

Dance for Joy! Swing Performance Troupe

Swinging Down to Earth


Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography This is a group of intermediate to advanced dancers that have come together to show you some of the possibilities of social waltz.

5:50pm

Diminished Men
Dark Cinematic Surf Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
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  • Biography Rock and roll band with eclectic influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Omar Khorshid.
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5:50pm

Horace Pickett
Musical Story-Tellers

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Horace Pickett brings a much needed energy to the stage that is lacking today. The audience will not forget a performance by Horace Pickett and will be singing along by the end of the night. With Deliberate Tone, Clever Construction, and Stand-Alone Musical Vignettes, Horace Pickett continuously creates Attention-Capturing Music, Glamorous Stage Theatrics, and an overall Memorable Performance.

5:50pm

Robert Richter & Jessica Hitch
Engergetic folk rock blues

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Featuring singer/songwriters Robert Richter and Dana Fontaine and fiddler Erica Liebert “Moonlight Mile” delivers a unique sound played with passion and energy entertaining audiences around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their influences range from folk to blues to Celtic.

6:00pm

Anadolu Youth Dancers
Folk Dances by Turkish Youth

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
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  • Biography Anadolu Youth Dancers consists of the Turkish American children of Seattle area. The group started in 2009 with 13 children, and since then it grew to over 30 children. We performed at various festivals in the regioun including International Children’s Friendship Festival, Northwest FolkLife Festival and at TurkFest.

6:00pm

Jonny Hahn
Hot Political Piano

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography I've been performing original music featuring songs of social commentary and political satire as well as instrumental piano pieces at Seattle's Pike Place Market for over 25 years. Prior to performing at the Market, I was in several rock bands featuring various, cheesy 40's rock and roll, as well as the music of the Grateful Dead. To hear sample of Jonny's music go to CD baby.com

6:00pm

Middlemarch
Music Scottish/English Borders

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Kat Eggleston is a well known singer/song writer. Wally Bell is from Morpeth, Northumberland, where he has been involved with the traditional music scene for decades. John Dally has been playing pipes for over 40s. He's appeared on CDs and published a book of tunes with NW piping history.

6:00pm

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, and other mysterious and distant lands, and like this sentence, the music runs on forever… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6:00pm

The Warren G. Hardings
Bad President. Fun Band.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography "While Harding epitomized the vigor of the corn-fed farm boy, he was, in reality, a violator of reasonably healthy behavior. His only exercise consisted of desultory rounds of golf, fairly frequent love trysts, and at least twice-weekly marathon poker games. These card games were drenched in highballs, suffused with cigar smoke, and punctuated with copious expectorations of tobacco juice into strategically placed spittoons. While Harding and his cronies played cards and munched on roast beef sandwiches, the Duchess kept the whiskey flowing. These games often ran past one in the morning."

6:00pm

Open Drum & Dance
With Carold Nelson

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

6:00pm

Stormwater: Life in the Gutter
Stokley Towles

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Biography For more than a decade, solo performer Stokley Towles has been studying us. He examines the mundane aspects of life in Seattle like an anthropologist from another planet--our libraries, our trash system, our police force, the history of a single city block--and delivers his findings in rich, understated monologues full of bizarre, colorful trivia and bittersweet observations about how people navigate the world and each other. -Brendan Kiley, The Stranger Weekly

6:00pm

King, Rachmiel & Friends w/ Laura Mé Smith, Caller
Lively Elegant English Country

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212

6:00pm

The Jangles
Western Swing Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography A swinging band in the style of the great Western swing bands such as Bob Willis, Milton Brown and Space Cooley.

6:00pm

6:20pm

Levi Fuller
We are colossal.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084

6:30pm

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble
spirit, mind, ghost

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography "They convene the forces of original mud black and hooked roots planted deeply around the instruments. From there, traditional green fumaroles rise and the singer raises the arms to the sky while its voice is had by the spirits…" - Delicious Scopitone

6:30pm

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.”

6:30pm

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049

6:35pm

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte
Flamenco Dance and Percussion

Friday May 25, 2012 6:35pm - 7:05pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
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  • Biography Ana Montes lived, studied and performed in Madrid and Sevilla Spain for 7 years, dancing in flamenco dance troupes, touring Spain and Europe. She is recognized as one of the foremost female flamenco dancers in the U.S. ,and is known for her incredible rhythm, beautiful arm and hand movements, and powerful footwork and clapping... elegance, fire, passion and grace.

6:40pm

Loch Dhu
Energetic Celtic Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476

6:45pm

Nettle Honey
Old Time Influenced Hot Tunes!

Friday May 25, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Playing high-energy acoustic music deeply rooted in Appalachian old time, Nettle Honey is at home playing tight sets of crafted original music as well as marathon busking sessions and late night square dances.

6:45pm

Nu Klezmer Army
More "klezmer" less "army"

Friday May 25, 2012 6:45pm - 7:20pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
  • Biography Nu Klezmer Army is a local group of musicians who have come together to play the traditional music of yiddish-speaking, easter-european Jews. We strive to keep this music alive and not adulterate it with too much Western or Modern influence. It is music that traditionally revolved around community events like weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, or funerals. Nu Klezmer Army features current ex-members of Circus Contraption, Slim Pickins, Illicit Jug Cartel, Bat Country, and God's Favorite Beefcake.

7:00pm

Natalie Hall
Cellist

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:10pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Natalie Hall studies cello performance with Professor Toby Saks, working towards her Bachelors of Music at the University of Washington. She is the cellist of the Eros Piano Trio, the Sequoia Ensemble and the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Chamber Music Competition. She is a member of the UW Modern Band coached by Professor Cuong Vu. Natalie performs with Macklemore, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the American String Project, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Last month she performed a sold out show with Noah Gundersen at the Triple Door and on Nancy Guppy’s televised show, The Art Zone, with Kris Orlowski and the Passenger String Quartet. Natalie performed a sold out show at the Key Arena for the Bumbershoot Music Festival and at the Sasquatch Music Festival. She performed in Neil Welch’s Sleeper Ensemble which was released in November on the Table and Chairs record label. She has collaborated with slam poet Ken Arkind, saxophonist Tim Berne and bassist Scott Pingle of the San Francisco Symphony. Over the summer Natalie attended the School for Improvised Music in New York. In addition to Toby Saks, her mentors include Okkyung Lee, Heidi Lehwalder, Cuong Vu, Lori Goldston, Tony Malaby, Melia Watras and Ralph Alessi. Natalie regularly performs free-improvisation at Café Racer’s The Racer Sessions.

7:00pm

Bash Brothers
100% natural

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
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  • Biography Bash Brothers wanna toss a soup can on the campfire in your belly, float a burning log out into the lagoon. Top notch buddy comedy since 1997.

7:00pm

Luc and the Lovingtons
Music that brings joy

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography With a social emphasis on their music and the conscious infusion of the power of love, Luc and the Lovington's know that songs must be accompanied by action. Front man Luc Reynaud founded the band after his trip back from New Orleans where he was taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of hurricane Katrina. While there, he collaborated with some of the kids from the shelter he was stationed at and created the "Freedom Song". 5 years later, pop superstar Jason Mraz heard the tune and embraced it, covering the song on his performances around the world. Luc and the Lovingtons have toured worlwide from Europe to Africa and Chile. In Nov. of 2011 they released their second studio album "Send My Love", a world wide tour through the many facets of Love. 2012 will be the Love lift off, so hope you are along for the ride!

7:00pm

Mark Johnson (Amateur Radio Operator solo)
High Lonesome Distortion

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Raised by wolves, then by his fine young son, Mark sings of far off places, filled with history and hope through a sepia toned microphone. He is one part of the band Amateur Radio Operator.

7:00pm

Aunt Hester's Hot Mustard w/ Suzanne Girardot, Caller
Hot, Peppy Old-Time Square Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Biography Long time Northwest Friends who for many years have enjoyed playing for traditional old-time square dances at camp-outs, parties and gatherings of all kinds.

7:00pm

Pacific Pearls w/ Nan Evans, Caller
Zesty English Country Dances

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Biography Members of the band are all sought-after dance musicians in the Northwest and elsewhere. Besides playing for English, we also play for contras and swing jazz among other genres.

7:00pm

The Wanderers
Sweet Songs from Yesterday

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.

7:10pm

Paul Hoskin
Contrabass Clarinet Solo

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:20pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Paul Hoskin investigates solo language. He has performed solo contrabass clarinet, one of the lowest reed instruments, for over 25 years.

7:10pm

Fleurs d'Egypte Dance Co.
International Cabaret Revue

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
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  • Biography Founded in 2005 by five professional dancers with experience spanning three decades and six continents, Fleurs d'Egypte (French for "flowers of Egypt") is a vital force in World Dance. With their unparalleled beauty, joyous confidence, and exquisite costumes, les Fleurs combine bliss and enchantment in a theatrical setting.

7:10pm

J.W. McClure
Humor, clever lyrics, yodels and jazz chords!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Songwriter, yodeler, guitarist J.W. McClure has often been an opening act, MC and humorist on both coasts and is an award winning songwriter in national contests. Thaddeus Spae is a multi-instrumental musician's musician knowledgeable in jazz. Website: www.reverbnation.com/jwmcclure

7:20pm

Celtic Fire
Wild Celtic Band - Fun Folk Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography We play fun Celtic music. Lots of humor, some off the wall songs. We love to entertain and have strong audience participation. Celtic Fire has played together for 15 years. Website: Acelticfire.com

7:30pm

Smallface
Ghosts-Disembodied-Radio-Noise

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Speak) and David Balatero (Operation ID, Song Sparrow Research) are frequent participants in Seattle's pop, rock and experimental circles. Both Otheim and Balatero help run the Cafe Racer Sessions and record label Table & Chairs. Smallface is a collaboration that draws on the duo's mutual background in classical chamber music and shared affinity for new and avant-garde music.

7:30pm

Water Tower
Psychedelic Folk Ripping

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, Water Tower has been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines. They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE. Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast

7:35pm

Bucharest Drinking Team
An Eastern Bloc Party!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Bucharest Drinking Team is a northwest conglomerate of modern Balkan musicians who have been loosely working together since 2009. They bring the party from the Eastern Bloc right to your door, complete with food, drink, dancing and music all night.

7:35pm

Vradiazei
Beckoning Nightfall

Friday May 25, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography The realization that the darkest days are yet to come inspired us to abandon the use of electricity in our music. We express the anguish of the past, the desperation of the present, and the uncertainty of the future without it. When the world is left in ruin our sound will echo in the empty streets.

7:40pm

Led to Sea
Viola Driven Indie-Pop

Friday May 25, 2012 7:40pm - 8:10pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Led to Sea is the solo project of Seattle-based violist Alex Guy, who has toured as a string player and solo act throughout the U.S. and Europe with musicians such as Mirah, Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Jason Webley. Alex has also composed for and collaborated with numerous theater and dance groups in Seattle, including 5 years with the Degenerate Art Ensemble. Her viola driven songs merge classical, pop and experimental worlds, and her most recent record 'Into the Darkening Sky' has been described as ' one of the records that local music critics will mention in their top lists at the end of the year.'' (Seattle Show Gal). She is honored to be joined by some of Seattle's most talented string players including Jherek Bischoff, Paris Hurley and Maria Scherer-Wilson.

7:45pm

Gregg Keplinger & Simon Henneman / WA
Energy Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Kelli, I have to track down a bio from Gregg. SHould I do this whole thing over or can I just send it when I get it? Sorry we are late on this thing and thanks for the link!

7:45pm

Unite-One
Uniting One Person at a Time

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
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  • Biography Seattle based band seeking to inspire social change through the communication of conscious music. With the support of international roots label Culture Yard Records and a foundation in Funk, Reggae, Blues, and improvisational Jam dynamics, Unite-One has rocked performances ranging from 100% Solar Powered outdoor concerts to headlining sets @ Seattle's own Nectar Lounge. This band stands for sustainability, innovation, Peace, and a love of pure harmony; keep a lookout for their 20 track debut album "Natural Wealth."

7:45pm

Western Hymn
Northwest punk

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Western Hymn are a three piece punk band from Olympia. They're latest EP, 'Out of The Way', was released on K Records.

7:50pm

TangoFusion Dance & Diamante Sextet
Argentine Tango & much more..!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
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  • Biography TangoFusion Dance Co presents traditional Argentine Tango, Milonga & Vals "in fusion" with other music, dance & performing arts. Here TangoFusion combines with the beautiful music of Diamante Tango Sextet. Open your ears & eyes, mind & heart - enjoy!!!

7:50pm

Prairie Dog Backfire
Kickin' Up Countrygrass!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Callin’ their style “countrygrass”, they’re kickin’ up bluegrass with country flavor and grassin’ up country songs on mandolin, stand-up bass, guitar, and banjo. A fair bit of the music is genuine original with each pardner singin’ lead and/or harmony. These four seasoned performers have been together since 2009.

8:00pm

Tra le Gael
Montana Celtic with a flair

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Tra le Gael is a Montana favorite that plays Celtic music ranging from sweet harmonies to driving, energetic reels. Their members off-stage talents range from veterinary medicine to civil engineering, with teaching and parenting in between. The variety of their arrangements, from traditional to contemporary, fits many a festive occasion. They have been featured at several Irish festivals in Montana, and will appear on the Montana PBS series “11th and Grant with Eric Funk” airing in March 2012.

8:00pm

Peckin' Out Dough w/ Lucas Hicks, Caller
We Will Knead Your Bodies!

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Biography Dave, Tony and Catherine have played together in various forms for many years; we recruited Brigid to play banjo with us, and in her train came Emily on the bass. We've played for a number of dances around Seattle, including the Gypsy Squares and the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society.

8:00pm

The Retrospectacles w/ Mariah Pepper, Caller
The Next Generation of Contra

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
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  • Biography We all have grown up playing in this kind of music (Contra) and in December 2007, we formed our band, the Retrospectacles. We now have a CD and several camps under our belts and will continue to play, perform and have fun.

8:00pm

Rambling Man: The Life, Times, and Music of Woody Guthrie
A Sing Along with the Wanderers

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
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  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.
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8:10pm

Kromer
Avant-improv Trio

Friday May 25, 2012 8:10pm - 8:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Kromer is an acoustic trio of Saxophone, keyboards, and drumset playing original compositions. The music is tense, bizarre and beautiful with heavy influences from free-improvisation, jazz, and the local Table & Chairs music scene in Seattle.

8:20pm

The Music of Grayface
ambient + singer-songwriter

Friday May 25, 2012 8:20pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Cross-disciplinary artist and designer, Christopher Hydinger has been composing for guitar and voice since 1993. Past projects include ARKADE, Palodine, Death By Doll, Lady Krishna's Peppermint Lounge, Electric Chinese Orchestra. Current projects include The Music of Grayface, 3844, the antenna project and PB_TMOG. He also co-produces the quarterly Dance and Music improvisation-based performance series HERE/NOW and owns/operates the cross-disciplinary design and art making business, WakeCreateSleep, specializing in landscape design/gardening and graphic design. Christopher has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Bossak/Heilbron Cheritable Foundation and various private sources, has shared the stage with such acts as Low, Woven Hand and David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), has toured regionally and nationally, was honored to be the musician-in-residence at Punk Rock Yoga from 2004-2006 and has had his music featured in film, dance and theater works.

8:25pm

Orkestar Zirkonium
Not Grampa's Balkan Brass

Friday May 25, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246

8:25pm

Polecat
Stomp Bluegrass Celtic Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself in the Northwest, with two records and over 100 shows in one year. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12 string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. There is a sense of mass appeal attached to Polecat for their unique take on roots music, as well as an acknowledged respect for their honest approach to where the music comes from. Aside from their self-titled E.P. and full length album 'Fire on the Hill', one of the best aspects of Polecat is their live show. Their music celebrates life, love, and good times, and it reflects on the faces of the players and their audience. Polecat has shared the stage with several nationally acclaimed acts, including The Infamous Stringdusters, The Hackensaw Boys, Trampled by Turtles, and The Moondoggies. More information including audio, video, schedule, and more can be found at www.polecatmusic.com

8:30pm

Heaney, Parris + Rea Guitar Threesome
Improvisational Guitar Trio

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 8:50pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography Three of Seattle's most adventurous guitarists team up for wide-ranging instrumental improvisations touching on jazz, rock, experimental, and world music. Includes members of such acclaimed ensembles as Ask the Ages, Sunship, Moraine, and the Monktail Creative Music Concern.

8:30pm

The Isotunes
Mm, mm good: Tasty music & fun

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography In 2010 The Isotunes’ took audiences on a musical tour of the “Seven Deadly Sins”; this year they’re serving up cool jazz and other tasty tunes that have audiences saying “M’m, m’m good!”

8:30pm

Alda
Pantheist Black Metal

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Alda is the musical and ideological coalescence of a group of friends who met and began making music with and amidst each other in the town of Eatonville during the early 2000's. We officially christened our project with the name Alda in the Fall of 2007 after having relocated to the city of Tacoma. Our sound is inspired by a variety of folk music traditions and Black Metal.

8:35pm

The Bollywood Project
Bollywood Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 8:45pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
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  • Biography The Bollywood Project spices up any special event with their Traditional Bollywood Dance. Be embroiled with this sizzling Bollywood Dance Company in technicolor razzle-dazzle. A performance featuring The Bollywood Project is an experience you will never forget. The Bollywood Project was Microsofts Choice for their 2010 Holiday Party and they were personally invited to audition for America's Got Talent.

8:35pm

Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
Angelo Spencer K records

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre EMG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Angelo Spencer was born in Brittany and grew up in the French Alps where he learned to ski at the age of two. At the age of four his life took a twisted turn for the best upon hearing the soundtrack for the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. A music lover was born. Despite living only two hours from Italy, Angelo has never crossed the border. He blames it on his own stupidity. After playing in a handful of bands (including the Best/Worst band name ever “Johnny Cash is Dead”), Angelo Spencer moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 where he began playing as a one man band. After self-releasing a couple of albums, and a split 7″ with Tender Forever, Angelo recorded a single, “Music is My Sweat” (IPU121), for K with L’Orchidee d’Hawaï as his backing band. Soon thereafter Karl Blau recorded Angelo’s new record Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets (KLP216) at Dub Narcotic Studio with the help of Arrington De Dionyso and Clyde Petersen. It was the soundtrack of endless trails across mountains and deserts. Soon after that “L’argent” (IPU131), another 7″, came out. Ange was once again backed up by the brilliant musicians of l’Orchidee d’Hawai, and this time was recorded by the one and only Calvin Johnson! A bunch of tours later (one brought them all the way to Morocco!), World Garage (KLP235) was born, a perfect blend of music from the 21st century, traditional and futuristic at the same time. Recorded once again by Karl Blau at Dub Narcotic, this new album features influences from Moroccan chaabi, Bollywood extravangaza, wedding music from Egypt and pure traditional music from the Pacific Northwest rock scene. Songs on this album are celebrated in French, English and even Farsi.

8:35pm

E-Clec-Ti-City
Rock & Blues New Gen. SoulRock

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography At the time, 18 year old Portland guitar player Samuel Eisen-Meyers was oblivious to the fact that just two years after meeting Hammond organ player Justin Smith, a family would emerge. Manifested by Eisen-Meyers, E-Clec-Ti-City is a band based in Bellingham, WA. While the majority of its members are still figuring out how to make it through college, there’s been time set aside for the progress of music. Driven by electric guitar, organ, drums and bass, with the addition of trombone and saxophone, a group of young adults with roots in very different corners of the musical world have come together, working to intertwine melodies and song structures fueled by heavy solos, poetic verses, and buttressed by emotion and passion.

8:40pm

Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few
Celtic songs and tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 8:40pm - 9:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography 6th generation shakuhachi master-turned-Irish flute-player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world Music musician. He has delighted audiences the world over and is featured on dozens of well-received recordings. Appearing with him are the radiant singer/fiddler Kathryn Claire, guitar-player extraordinaire Cary Novotny, and the incomparable Joe Trump on myriad percussion instruments.

8:50pm

Chhamma Chhamma Dance School
Connecting through Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:50pm - 9:00pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
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  • Biography “Chhamma Chhamma” is a Bollywood dance school directed by Nina Niranjan. Nina is classically trained in Bharatanatyam and completed a seven year course from the Kalalaya School for the Performing Arts. She founded the Chhamma Chhamma Dance School in 2006 and enjoys sharing the East Indian culture with her diverse group of students. Chhamma Chhamma offers bollywood, bhangra, classical, and modern Indian dance classes in Seattle and on the Eastside connecting communities through dance.

9:00pm

Burn List
Seattle's New Music Scene

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Burn List, a new collaboration from Seattle’s scorching new music scene features trumpeter Cuong Vu, tenor saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi, keyboardist Aaron Otheim, and drummer Chris Icasiano. Marking the meeting of two distinctive generations of creative new music in Seattle, each member of Burn List have uniquely contributed their musical DNA to the city’s musical lineage. Having been on the forefront of the scene as established veterans, Vu and Sinibaldi each offer unique compositional approaches and styles that have helped shape the newest generation of musicians in Seattle. Icasiano and Otheim are, in part, products of those contributions and they form Burn List’s paired- down rhythm section combination of keyboard and drums pushing to create a new sonic approach to the music and group improvisation. Burn List’s unique interface with improvisation and original compositions draw from wide musical influences ranging from Ligeti to Albert Ayler to Aphex Twin to Meshuggah and many things in between. Siphoned through the band’s collective aesthetics, the music freely crisscrosses genres resulting in a new musical sound that is thoughtful, energetic, current and original.

9:00pm

McKasson Ginsburg Bartley w/ Woody Lane, Caller
Rhythm and bows power trio

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Ryan McKasson and Claude Ginsburg are two of the most powerful and rhythmic contra dance fiddlers in the Pacific Northwest. Teaming up with veteran guitarist Dave Bartley, with whom Ryan plays in Contra Sutra and Claude plays in KGB, this band is fiery, imaginative and propulsive.

9:00pm

The Forks w/ Paul Silveria, Caller
Great for eating AND dancing!

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography The Forks is an old-time string band in Seattle, Washington. We play traditional American country dance music, mostly from rural Appalachia. We tend to favor the lively and haunting melodies of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

9:05pm

Rhythms of India Dance School
Indian dance school of choice

Friday May 25, 2012 9:05pm - 9:15pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
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  • Biography Shub Gill, Director-Bhangra has been part of my life since I was 8 years old. Not only do I enjoy dancing bhangra, but I am just as passionate about teaching it and taking it to another level by training enough bhangra dancers who can carry on this legacy by sharing it with others. I have been teaching Bhangra since 1989 in Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, BC; Surrey, BC; and now in Seattle, WA. I currently teach Bhangra, Bollywood, Giddha and our most popular Bhangracize (aerobics with bhangra music) classes in Seattle, Everett, Kent, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond.

9:20pm

9:20pm

Molly's Revenge with Rebecca Lomnicky
Dynamic, acoustic, Celtic.

Friday May 25, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography This high energy Celtic band is ten years old, having performed at prestigious events all over the the US, and as far away as China, Australia, and Scotland, and last year performed such a rousing set at the Northwest Folklife Festival that their 2011 set was included on this years official festival cd, "Roots and Branches". They are once again joined by Glenfiddich fiddle champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky.

9:25pm

Lasher Keen
Medieval Psychedelic Folk

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography The fantastical LASHER KEEN, a trio from Nevada City are mashing out their own sounds. Trad folk at its most dark, heathen intensity. Lasher Keen is the combined passions of those based on creating and reinventing myth into music. The tongues they sing in but tempt you to join in Yggdrasil rituals, masked rites, horned beasts, Fire Trolls, and massive kisses. At times the songs become tales, accentuated by the bellowing of horn and the hauntingly nostalgic chime of the Glockenspiel, their roots are deep and strong.

9:25pm

Polyrhythmics
AfroFunk & WorldBeat Orchestra

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography Polyrhythmics is an all original 8-piece afro-funk and world beat orchestra comprised of some of Seattle’s finest rhythmic and melodic musicians. The music is a fusion of styles from all over the world, featuring unique, forward thinking arrangements, stellar improvisation, heavy grooves, and dynamic interplay. Polyrhythmics have quickly gained notoriety playing to packed clubs and festival crowds all over the Northwest. Their self-titled, and now sold-out EP released in 2010, has been charting on radio playlists up and down the west coast. After a year of further developing their distinct sound, the band recorded their first full-length album. The resulting “Labrador” is a 9-song powerhouse full of brooding dance grooves, and catchy layered horn melodies. “Labrador” was recorded at Sleng Teng Studios ,specifically for it’s vintage sound, and the recording process was very similar to their approach on the EP: “live” in one room, just like the greats of yester-year. “Labrador” debuted internationally on June 1st 2011 to critical acclaim and established a place at the ever crowded “funk” table for this fast-moving , powerhouse of a band. DJ’s worldwide, have been clamoring for a vinyl release from Polyrhythmics, and on 11.11.11 , the band is set to release their 1st 45rpm 7-inch record on the Kept Records label. This non-stop dance floor banger features special arrangements of the song “Imposter” on the A side , and the live show favorite “Klompton” on the B-side. Drawing from modern influences such as the Budos Band and The Whitefield Brothers as well as their original influences, Fela Kuti, and James Brown, “Labrador” is a shining example of the chemistry between these 8 talented performers and why, in a seemingly endless sea of new funk bands, Polyrhythmics is the band everyone is talking about.

9:25pm

the Curious Mystery
Desert surf and Darkeyed pop

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography A junkyard band with a heart of dirt, smoke, and wires; The Curious Mystery involves slowburn psych and garage experimentalism. Cool night air, Captain Beefheart, late night crawlers, native fowl, dinner, all over me, river blindness – these are some of the things the mysterians bide their time thinking about. The band’s K records debut, Rotting Slowly [KLP206], was released in 2009. Their follow-up full length, We Creeling [KLP225], hit in early 2011.

9:30pm

Wally Shoup Quartet
Free Jazz, Free Improv, Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography American jazz alto saxophonist and painter. Based in Seattle, Washington since 1985, Shoup is a mainstay of that city's improvised music scene. Seattle Metropolitan named him one of the 50 most influential musicians in that city's history.

9:35pm

Bollywood Seattle Performers
The Most Traditional Bollywood

Friday May 25, 2012 9:35pm - 9:45pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
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  • Biography Bollywood Seattle Performers are a select group of performers trained in traditional Bollywood Style dance. Mollie Singh, the choreographer, imparts to each performer an authentic Bollywood flair including semi-classical and Indian folk influences. Each Bollywood Seattle Performer brings an authentic Bollywood dance experience to the stage. Check the tabs at the left for more information on each performer.

9:50pm

Nalini and The Blue Lotus Dance Co
Bollywood Belly Dance Gypsy

Friday May 25, 2012 9:50pm - 10:00pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
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  • Biography The Blue Lotus Dance Company, under the direction of master performer, choreographer and teacher Nalini, brings together performers from diverse dance backgrounds to showcase Bollywood, Bellydance and Russian Gypsy Dance.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am

Fiddlie-I-Ay
Family Stringband

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlie-I-Ay is a family band, featuring sisters Ruby and Maggie Neatherlin. Ruby and Maggie have been growing up surrounded by Olympia's do-it-yourself old time music community and have played festivals, square dances, and benefits. Mostly, they aim to make everyone they meet smile and dance with their lively tunes and sweet harmonies.

11:00am

Podorythmie
French Canadian Tunes & Step

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography Band members have been playing music and step dancing for a few decades, teach dance workshops throughout the Northwest, Emily composes music internationally and teaches music at Cornish. The band brings together step dance from a variety of genres and blend it with the podorythms of Quebecois music for a dynamic and fun sound!

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Jonathan Kimball
Gotta Push Along...

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography Kimball's self-produced debut full-length 'Optimisms' is a clear example of the latest capstone on his journey through musical endeavors rich with harmony driven-vocals, entrancing melodies, and soulful, bluesy rhythms. “Jonathan Kimball is an artist with an almost inconceivable range of talent. He seems to know what style will have the most impact at exactly the right moment. With an Art Garfunkel meets Hank III sort of country feel, Kimball pushes us from ships to flights of stories that tell us what exactly he believes it takes to be alive.” -Train Wreck’d Society October 2011 Jonathan Kimball has been noted as one of the most progressively active young musicians in the Seattle area. Look for Kimball to continue spearheading his project on stages in the Northwest as he pursues the development of delicately crafted sounds sure to please the ears of music lovers abound.

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Kevin McCormack
Irish Folk Singer

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Originally from Dublin, Kevin McCormack spent his music career playing drums in various different indie rock bands in Ireland until the summer of 2008 when he moved to New York City to indulge in his real passion; singing the ballads. McCormack's love of traditional Irish music started after hearing the voice of Luke Kelly from his fathers two Dubliner's cassette tapes in the car. Over the years McCormack collected an extensive repartoire of Irish folk songs from the the singing of the greats such as Kelly, Drew, Moore, Makem and Clancy. Currently touring extensively throughout the United States, McCormack is to start working on his first studio album this coming Spring. Kevin sings and plays guitar, 5-string banjo and bodran and is currently playing most gigs as a duo with Aaron Lowry on guitar and backing vocals. Known for his lively and energetic sets, McCormack's repertoire spans from the bawdiest of Irish drinking songs, down to the quietest of laments and love songs. No two shows are the same, though, of this you can be always certain; plenty of craic will be had by all...

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Oldwailer
Too Pretty for the Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Have been playing music and singing for over 50 years. I play fingerpicked guitar, harmonica on a rack. Mostly old-time folk/blues music like Mississippi John Hurt.

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Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
Native Flutist & Storyteller

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
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  • Biography International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish Storyteller Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner weaves humor, wisdom and Native flute into traditional and contemporary stories.

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Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
Mandolins of All Sizes

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra has been delighting audiences with mandolin ensemble arrangements of folk, Italian, contemporary and classical tunes for over 30 years. Under the current direction of Dr. Joseph White, the orchestra regularly performs with internationally known mandolin soloists and local vocalist Julie Finch.

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Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble
Stir your soul, lift your feet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Our music has its roots in the polyrhythmic mbira traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. In 1985, we were the Grin and Bear It String Clan performing Irish and Old Time music at the NW Folklife Festival. There we encountered the marimba version of this music, caught the spark, and Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble was born. We have been playing and learning ever since.

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Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales & Tunes
The MusicBox Project

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional North American Folk Music
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  • Biography In January 2010 Dyann Arthur, independent folklorist, musicologist and Berklee College of Music alumni (BA 1980 Magna cum laude) founded MusicBox Project (“MBP”) a non-profit corporation in the state of Washington, whose mission it is to document and preserve our musical history while advancing music education and avenues of creation and performance. Dyann and husband Rick Arthur conducted field recordings most of 2010 for a collection of oral histories and performances of women instrumentalists (not vocalists per se) in traditional genres of American Roots Music, especially those with familial and geographic ties to the tradition who are currently active in their musical endeavors. MBP is highlighting the stories of these women musicians, gendered discussions on education and performance, and the creative strategies these artists use in navigating challenges to making traditional music, while integrating their contributions into the twenty first century and onto the World Wide Web.

11:00am

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
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  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

11:00am

Ukrainian Folk Singing
With Nadia Tarnawsky

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly two decades with Ukrainian singers Mariana Sadowska, Lilia Pavlovska, Albanian singer Merita Halili, and Bulgarian singers Maria Bebelekova and Donka Koleva. She has taught workshops in Ukrainian village-style singing for the Center of Traditional Music and Dance (NYC).

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Family Dance with the Carroll Family Band
With Amy Carroll, Caller

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography Amy Carroll is a elementary music teacher and caller of dances for all ages. The hokey pokey really is what it's all about.

11:00am

Triangularity w/ Susie Kendig, Caller
Joyful Contras to Penetrating Rythyms

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
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  • Biography Starting playing in Northern California until relocation to Seattle in 2010.

11:00am

Lively Up! with South African choral dance-songs.
With Val Rogers

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Val Rogers is a musical seeker, a connector, bridge-builder, and passionate organizer working to expand and enrich the community singing experience. Val’s devotion to learning and sharing the choral music of southern Africa is driven by the powerful experience of joy it generates among participants. The music delivers the gift of community through singing. Val's choral directing experience includes church choirs, the Eugene Peace Choir, and the world-music focused Potluck Chorus. Val founded and for years produced the Community Choir Conspiracy showcase at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. She regularly sponsors world music camps, concerts, and workshops near her hometown of Eugene, Oregon and travels the west coast offering South African choral workshops and clinics.

11:00am

MossyBack Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography MossyBack Morris Men are a Seattle area dance group that has been presenting Morris dances from the Cotswold region of England for over 30 years.

11:00am

North BY Northwest Morris Dancers
English Clog to a Brass Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Northwest Morrisw is a traditional English ritual dance form. It is danced in wooden clogs to the live music of a brass band. This style of dance developed over 100 years agon in the mill towns of Lancashire and Cheshire in the northwest of England. The type of clogs we wear while dancing were normal working footwear in 19th century English mills.

11:00am

Renegade Rose Morris
Fun dances to good music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography Renegade Rose was founded in 2002 as a mixed side concentrating on the morris dance traditions from the villages of Adderbury, Litchfield, Bampton and Fieldtown in England's Cotswolds, plus newly developed dances. Our motto is “fun dances danced to good music.” Like many Morris sides, Renegade Rose sings traditional English songs and modern folk tunes for performances. We are ably assisted by a musical team playing accordion, whistle and the occasional drum. Renegade Rose Morris is a member of the Country Dance and Song Society, USA

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Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

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DJ Lady Jane
Fierce DJ Rocking 206 Stages

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Since 2004, DJ Lady Jane has been rocking the WildRose with ultimate tunes and has since gone on to tour the nightlife scene in Seattle. She is one fierce DJ that will get you up and dancing!

11:00am

Shilshole Bay Ceili Band
Old style Irish dance band

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
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  • Biography The Shilshole Bay Ceili band follows in the footsteps of the popular Irish dance bands of yore, providing driving and powerful musical accompaniment to the happy feet of the Ceili dancers.

11:10am

Verbal Oasis / Ladies First Collective Project
Spoken Word Artist

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:10am - 11:30am
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Biography Monique Franklin is a Activist, Poet, Artist, Scientist, and Mother. She is a native Seattleite who lives in Rainier Valley. Monique is a member of the African American Writer’s Alliance, and is published in their latest anthology “Threads”. She performs her spoken word under the pseudonym Verbal Oasis and is a highly sought after performance poet and event host. She is currently the host of MUEZZ INFUEZZION poetry Show 1st Thursdays @ The Scarlet Tree, Acoustic Accolades 2nd Thursdays at Lucid Jazz Lounge, and Co-host Afrodisiac Erotic Poetry Show Monthly. She is also a member of the Ladies First Collective which organizes a monthly showcase of women’s talent. Her first Album of live Spoken Word is due to be released June 14th @ Lucid Jazz Lounge and is entitled Acoustic Accolades vol. 1
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11:30am

Fiddlin' Frenzy
Old time fiddle dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlin’ Frenzy is a pair of BC sibling phenoms who have taken the Western competitive Fiddle scene by storm, This fiddling and clogging duet performs Celtic and traditional music at many events across North America including Celticfest Vancouver, Northwest Folklife and the 2010 Olympics. They started to perform at the age of five and have composed since they were 7. They have also won first place in various categories at the BC Provincial and Grand North America fiddle contest, John Arcand Fiddle Fest (biggest one in west Canada), Kiwanis (classical) Music Festival and many other competitions in different provinces. As the Face of Abbotsford, they are proud to represent the arts and culture of the city and have released two CDs.

11:35am

Dr. Maggie Bennett
Folklorist with Irish Harp

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Maggie Bennett has been a State Arts Commission "Folklorist in the Schools" for Washington and Idaho. She uses the Irish harp, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer to accompany her programs on "Lore, Legends, & Lyrics" of Winter and Spring Holidays, The Irish, Folklore of Many Lands, United States Folklore, and Follow Your Bliss. She is a respected author and holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from the University of Washington. An accomplished folksinger and storyteller, her programs are suitable for all ages, and she has performed widely for radio, television, schools, churches, clubs, festivals, senior centers, and through recordings. She is a retired teacher who has taught at all levels.

11:35am

Jim Houston
Jazz, Blues & Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:10pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography I immerse myself in the history of jazz & blues tradition, combining the depths of nascent jazz, the drive of Delta blues and the deep roots of acoustic music, meshing traditions into finely written song material. Backed by finger-picked guitar on vintage and resophonic instruments, bottleneck slide, tenor banjo, ukulele, harmonica and vocals that range from a deep growl to a decent tenor.

11:40am

Stephany Hazelrigg
Magic

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project. Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project. Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project.

11:40am

Puirt na Gael
Scottish Instrumental Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Puirt na Gael is a folk-band based in the Pacific Northwest that plays traditional Celtic instrumental music. Fast-paced jigs, hornpipes and reels in the Cape Breton style are typical, with melody leads being passed around between Borderpipe, Scottish Smallpipe, Fiddle and Guitar – with the odd flute and penny whistle contributing to tune sets from time to time as well. The band members are huge fans of Scottish music, and regularly participate in sessions with other Celtic music enthusiasts around the greater Seattle area. Aaron Malcomb plays Scottish Reelpipes, flute and whistle for the band, and has assembled many of the tune sets performed by the band. An accomplished Highland piper, Aaron lives in Bellingham, WA, and plays with the New Westminster Police Pipe Band in British Columbia. He also pursues an active competitive piping career in the circuit of Highland Games in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Brandy Driscoll plays fiddle with the band, and lives in Sedro Woolley, WA. Originally from Phoenix, Brandy is a very talented and energetic fiddler, well-versed in a variety of styles of fiddle music. She loves session music playing, and especially the Cape Breton style of Scottish tunes played at break-neck tempos! She will take the melody lead often in sets, but sneaks in beautiful harmonies all the time too! Skye Richendrfer plays Scottish Smallpipes and Reelpipes, along with whistle. He lives in Mount Vernon, WA, and has played Highland Pipes for over 40 years, and only recently has leapt into the trad music scene. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Celtic Arts Foundation, Skye is very involved in organizing Highland Games, producing concerts and instructional workshops featuring top pipers and drummers from the UK and beyond. Sue Truman lives in Seattle and plays guitar, and fiddle. What’s more, she keeps a continual Cape Breton Step Dance going with both feet during her playing! Sue’s been plugged into the greater Seattle music scene for many years, and just loves to play tunes and she’s a much sought-after accompanist.

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The Sagebrush Sisters
Cowboy Harmony/Swingin' Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography The Sagebrush Sisters will take you back to the western plains and then on to the old south, featuring vocal duo Mary Rondthaler and Allison Handler backed up by the sweet swingin' sounds of Kevin Healy's fiddle. You’ll hear cowgirl yodeling duets, the sweet harmonies of the Delmore Brothers, fun fiddle tunes for dancing and even Irving Berlin.

11:40am

Wainwright Brothers
Boot Stomping Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography The Pacific Northwest has become the birthing grounds of a new folk revival, and the Wainwright Brothers have stomped out their brand of this 21st century genre in the shaking of walls of concert halls and the dancing feet of crazed audiences.

11:50am

Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler
Celtic Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Brandon Vance, Two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and multi-instrumentalist folk and jazz musician Mark Minkler have been collaborating in the Northwest for more than a decade now, and have released a beautiful album called "Beyond the Borders," an intimate album comprised of both original traditional music rooted strongly in the Scottish and Irish traditions, while allowing subtle harmonic and stylistic influences from Jazz and Classical music to seep into the fabric.

11:50am

Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers
Urban Acoustic Folk-Soul

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers are a mostly acoustic ensemble who perform an eclectic mix of music incorporating folk, blues, latin rhythms, gospel, jazz (and just about anything else you can think of). It has been dubbed “urban acoustic folk-soul” by the national music magazine Dirty Linen. The group has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

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'Jamtown' John Hayden
Family Music Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography John Hayden and his company JAMTOWN™ celebrate a common love for music shared by all cultures in two important ways. First, he facilitates school, business and community events featuring hands-on participation with rhythm instruments. He is a pioneer in the field of accessible music technology that delivers a ‘shared experience’ to like-minded populations regardless of age or skill. John develops links between the personal music experience, group dynamics, organizational issues and important lessons such as multicultural awareness and diversity. But most of all, he delivers a remarkable session that will be remembered for years to come! His workshops have delivered in-the-moment musical excitement throughout the Northwest including those at the Experience Music Project Museum, Bumbershoot, Folklife, and WOMAD Music Festivals. His work with elementary and middle school children spans 13 years, with a focus on one-time multicultural, hands-on percussion events for classrooms and community gatherings. He has delivered multi-visit programs at Bertchi School in Seattle, Evergreen School in Shoreline, and Chestnut Hill Academy in Bellevue. And he is currently leading Parent/Child classes on Saturdays in Lake City at Jamtown! Second, Since 1995 John has created fair trade relationships with low-income artisans and co-operatives around the world for the purpose of importing musical instruments. JAMTOWN was selected to join the Fair Trade Federation in 1999 and served on the Board for three years. John has written and produced three artisan videos, group rhythm activity guides and a children’s album - included in the award winning JAMTOWN Junior Rhythm Pack. Also in 2006, Creative Child Magazine awarded the Sun Moon Star Drum with a Seal of Excellence.

12:00pm

Beginning Jamming with 3 Chords
With Mimi Geibel

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Steve and Mimi have been teaching beginning jamming and Learn a Tune workshop for several years now. They enjoy helping folks participate in Folklife!

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Fiddle for Violinists
With Truman Price

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512

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Irish Sean-nos Dance
With Maldon Meehan

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

12:00pm

Old Time Southern Tunes Jam
With David Milford

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

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Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
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  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.

12:00pm

Northwest Stories: Video Portraits of Northwest Communities
Doug Plummer, Videographer

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323

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Randal Bays Alehouse Ceili Band
Irish, ceili, cultural, trad

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The ALEHOUSE CEILI BAND starring Randal Bays "Bays is the genuine article." - The Rough Guide to Irish Music Randal Bays is an American musician whose mastery of the intricate art of Irish fiddle playing has earned him an international reputation among fans of Irish music. He’s an exciting and dynamic performer whose music grows out of a deep respect for the ancient wellsprings of the Irish tradition, bringing the music alive in the here and now with every performance. Accompanying Randal will be Susan Waters on fiddle, Willie Bays on Flute, Barry Fox on banjo, Brendan Boyle on bodhrán, Tom Lawrence on concertina and Suzanne Taylor on piano. A mighty band for sure!

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The Alliterations w/ Erik Weberg, Caller
Cool Catchy Contras

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
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  • Biography Betsy, Clyde, and Sue are long-standing contra dance musicians both in the Northwest and at other venues all across the US. They play together as often as possible. They have recorded a CD, A Portland Play Along Selection, as a companion to the Portland Collection contra dance tune books.

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Choral Classics Sing-a-long
With The Market Street Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography We are a non-audition community choir based in Ballard, hence our name. We are in our sixth season and perform our repertoire as diverse as our Seattle community.

12:05pm

Blueberry Hill
Miller Family Bluegrass Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography We are a family band, using all acoustic instruments, with family harmonies. Our music ranges from bluegrass, to folk, to Americana. We play some originals and traditionals, too.

12:10pm

Maya Jenkins
Soul Tapping and Singing

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Maya Jenkins left her hometown of Seattle, WA and moved to New York City in 2000 to attend New York University to study jazz piano. From 2001-2005, Maya was a founding member of Savion Glover’s tap dance company, Ti Dii. Company credits include: the opening of the Cannes Film Festival (France), Jerry Lewis Telethon, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Nijinsky Awards (France), Beacon Theater (NYC) and "Improvography," Joyce Theater (NYC). Maya had the opportunity to collaborate with Reg. E. Gaines (writer of Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk). They presented "The Mongo Affair" at Summer Stage in Central Park and at Joe's Pub in NYC, with Miguel Algerin, a founding member of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Maya has also been a featured dancer on the musical recordings, James "Blood" Ulmer, No Escape From the Blues and The Yohimbe Brothers, The Tao of Yo. Maya currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she teaches tap dance and composes music. Maya is proud to be a part of Barbara Duffy & Company who performed at Tap City 2007 at the Duke Theatre (NYC) in July and at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA in October, 2007. She also played the role of Lorrell Robinson in “DREAMGIRLS” in August 2007. Maya is forever grateful to her family and friends for their love and support, with a special honor and blessing in her mother's memory. Thank you Mom for your spirit and eternal inspiration.

12:10pm

The Marshalls
New and Old Songs and Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Biography Roy and Chyrissie met at the NW Folklife Festival in 1980 when Mount St. Helen's blew! They've been playing music together ever since.

12:20pm

All Strings Considered
Dulcimer Fiddle Mando Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Biography We are three music teachers that met to play at the farmers market and became a performing group! Tanya writes our original pieces, and we also play celtic, and american fiddle tunes.

12:20pm

Annie Ford
Roots infused Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Barely a year old, The Annie Ford Band headed by Virginia native Annie Ford weaves together the sounds of pedal steel (Olie Eshleman), fiddle, viola, banjo (Annie), bass (Ivan Molton) and drums (Matt Manges) to paint a musically diverse and dynamic background for lyrically pleasing songs about wounded hearts and hopeful love Annie's authentically timeless voice swells in a soulful wail of emotion in sync with the skillful playing of the rest of the band. Their sound is a careful balance of American roots music and old country.

12:20pm

The Whiskey Chasers
Keep It Rowdy

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography The Whiskey Chasers hale from all corners of the country but have come together in Eugene Oregon over music, whiskey, and a general desire to keep things rowdy. Driven by powerful two part harmonies, flashy and at times fancy instrumental performance, and a rich mixture of uniquely arranged traditional tunes and well crafted originals, the Whiskey Chasers have been bringing the out the rowdy in a wide variety of venues; from Mulligans Pub to the University of Oregon to the Oregon Country Fair.

12:20pm

Michelle Dedman
Jazz tunes from the heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:55pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Michelle Dedman has been singing jazz standards, blues, bossa nova, jump blues, and more in the northwest since she moved from Texas in 1987. She is known for her singing, but she is also a rhythm guitarist. An integral member in the vocal swing band "Beats Cookin'" for 9 years, she sang and played drums. In the early 90's, Michelle formed a folk/blues quartet and in 1995 came out with the CD "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues." She loves to sing songs from the1920's to the present day. While a member of “Bevy” (bevytheband.com), an all-woman ensemble from Olympia, Washington specializing in Latin-American and African rhythms and songs, jazz standards and music by local composers, Michelle added her vocals and rhythm guitar and ukelele. She now resides in Corvallis, Oregon.

12:35pm

Carly Calbero
Carly Calbero

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 12:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography At only 19 Carly Calbero has already received national, as well as local attention for her performances. Chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 8 street performers in the country, Calbero brings her surprisingly big voice, sarcastic lyrics, and girl-next-door charm to the stage.

12:35pm

Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Seattle's Only Youth Pipe Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography We are a performance & competition youth bagpipe & drum band teaching bass, tenor and snare drumming and bagpipe to children ages 6-18. Based in Shoreline WA, founded in 1995 by Charlie McNeil to foster the love of traditional Scottish music in Puget Sound Youth. NWJPB traveled to Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships where they took 5th place in their division.

12:35pm

Hot Club Sandwich
Gypsy Jazz

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:15pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Hot Club Sandwich plays gypsy jazz.

12:40pm

Hot Cider String Band
Fiddling, bluegrass and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:40pm - 1:05pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Kelly started backing up Evan on fiddle with guitar for contests and then Elise started playing fiddle too and they played our first dance. Then they met RuthMabel at Fiddle Tunes and the rest is history! This is their 3rd performance at Folklife.

12:45pm

Kaze Daiko
Youth Taiko Drumming Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
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  • Biography Kaze Daiko is a performing group for youth in Seattle, WA, with strong ties to the local Japanese American community. Our members range in age from 9 to 20 years old. In Kaze Daiko, we strive to develop an appreciation of Japanese music and movement; to learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and heritage; to help members develop and maintain a sense of identity, pride and self-confidence; to reach out to a broader community in support of diversity, tolerance and mutual education; and to foster a spirit of teamwork and unity of purpose.

12:50pm

Skolkis
Fresh Nordic Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Skolkis became a performing quartet in the autumn of 2010. We play great Scandinavian dance music with a fresh sound, high energy, and unique arrangements. Our love is to play for dancing, but we enjoy all kinds of audiences as well.

1:00pm

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.
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1:00pm

Militant Child
From the People, To the People

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Militant child: music from the people, to the people

1:00pm

A Wee Bit Celtic
High Energy Celtic Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography A Wee Bit Celtic (formerly Irish Revenge) has been playing shows in the Seattle-Tacoma area for the past year, including Folklife in 2010, Summer Fest in Lakewood; Kent 4th of July and the Puyallup Fair. Band info at: aweebitceltic.com

1:00pm

PK Dwyer
Cosmic American Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography A seasoned and respected artist, PK Dwyer prefers busking his original folk & blues to performing on the bar and club circuit. PK was one of the first to street perform at the Pike Place Market in 1970 and has made his living for years drawing crowds on street corners across the country. With more than 40 years of original material [and a new album] to draw from, expect a mix of unvarnished, but masterful guitar, soulful harmonica and homegrown lyrics.

1:00pm

Shelby Earl
Songwriter from Seattle, WA

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Named by Amazon.com the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed," Shelby Earl's debut solo album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of The Long Winters and released in November 2011 on Local 638 Records), is an album of 12 indie-folk-rock songs with recurrent themes of reclaiming lost loves, reaching for the unattainable, and waking up one’s own life after a long slumber. Collaborators on the album include members of The Long Winters, Telekinesis, (former) Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, SHIM, the Maldives, and more. Earl “burned the boats” to make this record. The resulting musical effort is, in her words, “a true reflection of where I’ve been and of where I’m headed.”

1:00pm

MCFiredrill
"It's miniburger time"

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:35pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Biography Firedrill is a wild and delicious mixed bowl of digital fruit. His light and catchy, sometimes zany tunes are sure to put a wide smile on your face!
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1:00pm

Community Jam
With Jim Boneau

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

1:00pm

Harmony Singing
With John Palmes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography John Palmes is a Juneau, Alaska folk musician who plays a mix of traditional folk music and songs he makes up from everyday experience. “I’d rather sing with people than for people. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on songs that we can sing together.” John is known for his innovative playing of the mouthbow, the world’s first stringed instrument (Google “mouthbow”). His album, Mouthbow:Small Voices was featured on National Public Radio. John’s songwriting and his song “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack Pachelbel” was featured on All Things Considered in the “What’s in a Song?” series. John performs regularly at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, and the Fisher Poet’s Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, and is the musical director of the Tlingit Gospel Singers, singing traditional hymns in the Tlingit language. In 2003 and 2005 he played at the Australia National Folk Festival, and in 2007 John played at the Cygnet, and Georgetown Folk Festivals in Tasmania. He has been on the board of the National Jew’s Harp Festival held in Bay City Oregon.

1:00pm

Introduction to the Balkan Party Dance
With Seattle Balkan Dancers

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Biography We are a group of dancers, many who have danced for decades, who started dancing at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill two years ago. We dance every Friday evening from 8:30 - 11:00pm with teaching from 7:30 - 8:30.

1:00pm

Swing Mandolin
With Brian Oberlin

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the founder/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

1:00pm

Stormwater: Life in the Gutter
Stokley Towles

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Biography For more than a decade, solo performer Stokley Towles has been studying us. He examines the mundane aspects of life in Seattle like an anthropologist from another planet--our libraries, our trash system, our police force, the history of a single city block--and delivers his findings in rich, understated monologues full of bizarre, colorful trivia and bittersweet observations about how people navigate the world and each other. -Brendan Kiley, The Stranger Weekly

1:00pm

Chassez
Pioneer Dance Music of the NW

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography Chassez has been playing ballroom dances for years. Recently they have been performing and recording tunes from pioneer Pacific Northwest music manuscripts from which dance bands played community dances in the PNW. These manuscripts were discovered and published by Vivian Williams, now acknowledged as the foremost historian of dance music of the pioneer west.

1:00pm

The Grassy Knoll Boys w/ Charmaine Slaven, Caller
Conspiring on Old Time Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography This individuals in this here group walked out of the hills of Southern California, hollers of New Jersey and remote areas of Queens NY drawn to the frail of a different banjo. We all groove to the southern old time sound and we ask ourselves "was there a second fiddler?"

1:00pm

Songs and Lore of the Sea
With Tom Lewis

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography 24 years as an engineer in the Royal Navy; latterly: 29 years as a full-time, professional, international touring folk entertainer.

1:00pm

Jonathan Womack
Video performance for 8 Bit

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:20pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Biography AV artist Jonathan Womack started visual work by building props and visual sets for a local band. He is a member of the music and visual collective “932″, the creative visuals director for the music label Nuearth Kitchen, and a visuals partner at Fred Wildlife Agency. His company, Jinx’ 75 Live Visual Studio, As a member of the Seattle video artist collective Videa, he was jointly awarded a city arts grant in 2010 for an arts residency space under the city’s “Storefronts” program. Performing under the name Jonathan Jinx, he has performed at Bumbershoot, Experience Music Project, Seattle International Cabaret Festival, He has played with artists such as John McMillion, Morgan Page, Zomby, Blondes, Tokimonsta, Carl Craig, DJ Craze, Z-Trip, Nice Nice, and ILL Cosby

1:05pm

Hank Bradley, Candy Goldman & Bill Meyer
Southern String Band Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:05pm - 1:45pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Biography All of us have played southern string band music for over 30 years, and have lived in the South. We have performed there in local bands and contests of traditional music.

1:15pm

The Onlies
Awesome Next Gen Musicians

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography The three amazing traditional musicians have known each other since they were 2 years old, and have been playing together as a band for about 4 years. They are steeped in tradition, having studied with many of the masters in the US, but are also writing their own tunes.

1:20pm

Big Rock Fiddlers
Hot Fiddle Music/ Cool Teens

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:20pm - 1:50pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The Big Rock Fiddlers are an ensemble of string players from Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District. Under the direction of Eugene Jablonsky, they have performed an assortment of world fiiddle tunes at Folklife and in the Spokane area since 1992.

1:25pm

Sean Connors
Kids dig Irish Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Sean Connors is a dynamic 14 year old fiddler with a passion for Irish Folk music. Sean's roots are in Seattle where he lived for 12 years and studied under Isla Ross and Eliot Grasso. Now living in Southern Oregon, Sean regularly plays small concerts, dances and sessions.

1:30pm

Lara Davis
Ladies First

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Lara Davis a Seattle-based musician, singer, and audio documenter. She is currently collaborating with Sam Wilder, an accomplished bass player, and Janet Trares, drummer extraordinaire.

1:30pm

Katie and The Lichen
Pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography A 5 piece pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop-verite, all female band. Playing ukes, and melodicas, guitars and drums, and more, they focus on the anti-pop-anti-folk aspects of the lo-fi music universe, this includes crunching class divisions and endorsing and eating feminism. They are unladylike. They are encouragable, endearing and effing adorable. katieandthelichen.bandcamp.com

1:30pm

The Hilltones
High Mountain Rockabilly

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • Biography high mountain sounds, bluegrass stylings, rockabilly sensibilities

1:40pm

Early Humans
Fiddling Melody and Groove

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Hailing from Portland Oregon, the Early Humans emerged out of living room jam sessions. They explore traditional and unique Irish, Scandinavian and American tunes.

1:40pm

Kevin Barrans
Beard & Banjo

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Kevin Barrans of the Maldives is NW banjo player and Sacred Harp singer. He draws from many old American folk and religious tunes.

1:40pm

The Original Pot Belly Boys
Delux Folk Rag Blues & Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508

1:45pm

Electric Children
Party on , dudes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:45pm - 2:20am
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Biography This one-man army of electric wonder surges energy throughout the room. No one can resist the dance-inducing conductivity of Electric Children.
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1:50pm

Dance for Joy! Waltz Performance Troupe
Waltzing Down to Earth

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 1:55pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography This is a group of intermediate to advanced dancers that have come together to show you some of the possibilities of social waltz.

1:50pm

R.X. Bertoldi
R.X. Bertoldi

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi is a Seattle area native and an accomplished singer/songwriter. Songs and lyrics from his self released debut CD, "Stronger not Bitter" have won and placed in national and international songwriting competitions. The Roots Music Report had the following to say about his debut CD: "R.X. Bertoldi presents Folk plus Roots/Americana the way it was meant to be and he does it all on a shoestring. R.X. plays all the instruments, including acoustic and slide guitars, drums, harmonica, and percussion. No vocal tuners, no big production just great sounding music..." R.X.'s songs are available on iTunes and at cdbaby.com. His live sets are a mix of (mostly) original and cover tunes that leave fans of Acoustic Blues and Roots/Americana well pleased. http://www.rxbertoldi.com

1:55pm

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

1:55pm

Carl Tosten
Singer Songwriter Guitarist

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084

2:00pm

Coty Hogue
Haunting Folk/Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
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  • Biography Coty Hogue grew up in Montana, but started playing out in Bellingham where she went to Western Washington Univesrity. She plays music based in the roots/folk genre that features guitar, banjo and fiddle and voice. Be prepared for a mix of traditional, contemporary and original tunes included unaccompanied vocals.

2:00pm

All Ages Workshop
With Hank Voss

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

2:00pm

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Workshop
With MaryLee Lykes

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
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  • Biography MaryLee Lykes have taught dance classes, workshop & special events for 20 years in Seattle. Cajun & Zydeco are her favorite forms to teach and dance to. Come share the Joy!

2:00pm

Native American Flute Workshop
Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
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  • Biography Performing on a variety of native flutes, Peter Ali, a talented and self taught native flute player, will share stories of the flutes he plays and of his rich ethnic heritage. Peter plays the flutes not from notes but from spirit within, so each performance is unique and special. Come listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute's song.

2:00pm

Sing Camp Songs with Campfire!
Campfire USA featuring Paul "Mooselips" Dudley

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Camp Fire USA has served youth and families for more than 100 years. Camps are camping have been an important part of our programs. At camp, we sing!

2:00pm

Step Into Storytelling
With Ken Iverson and Barbara Fankhauser

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography Ken is a founding member of Portland Storytellers Guild (25 yrs) and Barb was among the first to join the Guild. We have told stories and taught workshops on storytelling for over 20 years. Ken won 2nd lace trophy at the 2011 Liars' Contest.

2:00pm

We Did the Work - Voices of the the Workers Who Built Seattle Center
Lee Newgent, Keith Weir, Dale Bright

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
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  • Biography Our performers are members of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades; and affiliates of the Washington State Labor Council, serving over 450,000 union members in Washington State. The panelists built the Seattle Center in 1962.

2:00pm

The Little Dogs w/ Amy Carroll, Caller
Old time music for dancing

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212

2:00pm

The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements",mostly from the 1920's and early 30's. These were commercially available orchestrations of popular music of that era. This is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance bands around the country at that time.

2:00pm

MossyBack Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography MossyBack Morris Men are a Seattle area dance group that has been presenting Morris dances from the Cotswold region of England for over 30 years.

2:00pm

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102

2:05pm

Down the Road
Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography Down the Road is a trio of bluegrass and American roots music veterans from the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington area that includes husband/wife duo Cathi and Gary Davidson on guitars and vocals and John Tubbs on mandolin and vocals. The band's music spans a range from old-time country and traditional bluegrass music through folk and contemporary bluegrass, with a focus on duet and trio harmony singing and clean, tasteful instrumental work, all performed in a relaxed, straightforward style.

2:10pm

Kendl Winter
Contemporary Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Kendl Winter is a dreamer of dark clouds, has a drawer stuffed full of stolen socks, and picks banjo and guitar like a hillbilly in the Ozarks. Born in Arkansas and based in Olympia, Washington, Kendl performs as a solo artist with a loop pedal, guitars, banjos. She twists those instruments into captivating melodies, crossing into the realm of country music. Kendl writes and plays with various touring bands from the Pacific Northwest, including the Blackberry Bushes, the Pasties, Southern Skies and It’s All Gotta Go.

2:10pm

Marshall Scott Warner
Rockabilly

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246

2:15pm

La Pena Flamenca de Seattle
Troupe of 15 Flamenco Dancers

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
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  • Biography La Pena has been performing since 1995 in Seattle and at Folklife since 2005. They are the advanced students of Marcos and Rubina Carmona and emerging professionals in the field. They will be performing on June 9, 2012 at the Erikson Theatre (off Broadway)

2:15pm

Seeing Blind
Breaking the "Rules" Since '02

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Seeing Blind is an avante garde indie rock folk band hailing from Seattle, WA. Featuring female vocals & acoustic cello, Seeing Blind has been performing their unique blend of rock, blues, jazz and folk for over 10 years, sharing the stage with such acts as Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlilie and more!

2:20pm

HomeGrown Old time
Toe tapping music with heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography As a group we have performed for the Tillamook music fest, Monmouth 4 of July, Hop fest , Monmouth music in the parks, Independence music in the parks, Rogue Brewery, Other private parties.

2:20pm

Waterbound
Blazing Mando/Autoharp

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography From their beginnings at a Victory Open Mic, Waterbound has been a unique (as in the only mandolin/autoharp duo anywhere!) presence in the NW music scene. Steve and Mimi demonstrate their abilities to take the traditional and twist it something completely new. They demonstrate just what can be done with this most unusual of instrument combinations. They have played from Fort Langley to Florence and Tukwila to Tumbleweed.

2:25pm

Lonesome Shack
Haunted Boogie

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Lonesome Shack is a blues and boogie duo from Seattle. Ben Todd started the band 9 years ago in New Mexico and Kristian Garrard joined up a few years back. Their music is good to dance to.

2:30pm

Laura Love
A Lady and her Bass

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Long time political activist and musician in Seattle. Now Occupying herself full time with OccupyOakland in California. singer/songwriter/recording artist, Laura Love

2:30pm

Les Chattes Creole
Cajun/Creole dance music trio

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle gals who love the Creole sound. Learned it from visits to Louisiana, from old recordings, and from the Louisiana musicians who have visited the Pacific Northwest.

2:30pm

Snail People
Good Green Family Folk Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Snail People is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre and multi-hairstyle touring music duo for kids and families. Re-imagined classics and creative originals encourage slowing down and looking around. Mindy Dillard is Mindy Snail. When she slowed down at age 27, she realized she was actually 5 foot 7 inches tall (not 5'6) and that she does not like escargot. Eric McEuen is Eric Snail. He enjoys being bald and playing guitar. He likes taking long walks and looking for snails.

2:40pm

Live Animals
"We are all live animals"

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 3:15pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • URL
  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Live Animals is a chiptune DJ duo breathing life into the party wherever they go. These boys are the beating heart of the Northwest 8-bit underground.
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2:40pm

scobot
Live VJ performance

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 4:00pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Professional VJ performing in and around Seattle for past 7 years.

2:50pm

Roy Kay Trio
Rockabilly and Early Country!!

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography The Roy Kay Trio has been performing for the last nine years with the original line-up. We have played internationally in ten different countries and released five full length albums. We love what we do and it shows!

2:50pm

The Softies
K records recording artists

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography The Softies recorded 3 albums for K records between 1995 and 2000. After an 11 year break we have come together again.

2:50pm

The Howdy Boys
Hot Honky Tonkin' Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:25pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography We play the music we love from the early days of Bluegrass and mix it up with Honky Tonk, Old Time Country, and original songs and tunes. Founded in 2008, The Howdy Boys is a meeting of the minds; four musical brothers, picking with the passion and energy to make the music sound as though it was written just yesterday.

3:00pm

Filipiniana Dance Company
Philippine Song & Dance Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:20pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Formed in 1970 and quickly found an audience in their specialty program that of showing the best in Philippine Culture. They have performed extensibly throughout the PNW, Canada, Alaska and in London, England.

3:00pm

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

3:00pm

Tom Lewis
Songs & Humour of Sea & Shore

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • URL
  • Biography Full-time, professional, international touring performer of songs and stories; often (nut not exclusively) pertaining to the sea, ships and sailors.

3:00pm

Prozac Mtn Boys
Keeping PNW safe for bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The PMBs have been keeping the PNW safe for bluegrass for over a decade. Someone has to do it. If not us, who?

3:00pm

NighTraiN
Choo Choo

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
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  • Biography The women of NighTraiN were brought together as a concept band for an original stage play production called “Hot Grits.” In a process that was projected to take nine months, the women were assigned their instruments which they had to learn, write songs and begin gigging in the Seattle underground music scene in preparation for the play. The Band and music were very well received. Being very diverse in experience, age and backgrounds, the original women developed a profound friendship and connection in the music and decided to reunite after the stage play ended and formed NighTraiN. NTN offers a fresh take on the punk/funk/soul genres. Their sound is a heavy engine hum formed by the blunt bass rhythms of Selena "No Pick" Whitaker‐Paquiet. It is a heart beat held steady by the percussive stylings of Taryn "Hot Legs" Dorsey. It is dark heat strummed from the guitar of Nicole "Christ Child" Peoples and accompanied by the steam whistle wail of Rachael F. NTN is locomotive punk!

3:00pm

Music and Peace in a Conflicted World
With Barbara Dunn

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Barbara Dunn, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC is is an accomplished musician and an experienced workshop facilitator. She has a doctorate in conflict transformation and music and is also a clinical social worker and music therapist. Two CDs to her credit are "The Sparrow Takes Flight" and "You Are A Song."

3:00pm

West African Rhythms
With Michael 'Earthtribe' Goude

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

3:00pm

Calico w/ Nan Evans, Caller
Purr-fectly fine contras

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
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  • Biography Calico is a contra dance band of 15+ years duration. It hosts a monthly dance (alternating with another band) on the first Saturdays in Portland.

3:00pm

Join a Neighborhood Song Circle
With the Greenwood Family Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography GFS has been building musical fellowship in their community with monthly sing-a-longs since 1986, and have evolved into a place where singers of any age or ability can gather in a supportive, easy-going environment for the simple pleasure of singing along with others. We have been sharing the neighborhood group singing experience with NWFL audiences for over 17 years.

3:00pm

3:05pm

Barbara Fankhauser
Stories for the Journey

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
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  • Biography I will be telling a combination of personal and traditional stories that highlight the gifts that come at various stages of our life.

3:10pm

Carl Allen
Woody 20 Grow Big Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
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  • Biography Carl has been entertaining children for over 50 year with Woody Guthrie's kids songs and other kids favorites.

3:10pm

Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss
Old Pals Sing Old-Time Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography No bio attached. Cliff and Laurel are long-tijme Folklife participants. Ask them for bio info.

3:10pm

Denver
The Best Band Around!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:45pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography this ramshackle allstar country outfit formed just over 2 years ago in portland oregon.. the boys are from all different parts of this wide country and when they join together... it a shit fest the likes has never been seen!

3:20pm

Bluefish Tango
Classic Tango & Milonga Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography Together for 7 years, the band specializes in the works of Piazzolla as well as classical Tango Dance tunes.

3:25pm

Kids Get Hit by Buses
Hybrid Chiptune Electronica

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:25pm - 4:00pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Kids Get Hit by Buses (KGHB) is one of four groups selected by Gabe Hayward per request of Celene Ramadan in collaboration with Folklife coordinators Kelli Faryar, Jacob Stone, and Paige Ervin, for the proposed "Chiptune Showcase" in the EMP SkyChurch May 26 from 1pm-4pm. KGHB was a semi-finalist in the EMP Sound Off 2009, performed at Folklife the same year, and helped coordinate the Folklife Chiptune Showcase in the Skychurch in 2010. KGHB has been performing live in venues all over the Pacific Northwest for over 7 years now, and always put on a wild show to get the crowd dancing. They use a hybrid of electronic instruments, live vocals, and retro video game consoles to create a truly unique experience complete with costuming and stage antics!

3:30pm

Silangan Singers
Filipino Folk & Love Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 3:50pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Formed in 2004 specializing in beloved Philippine Kundiman and Folk Songs.

3:30pm

The Great Sanger and Didele
Seamen of the Inland Empire

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography For over 15 years, the "Tillesquat Two-oh" have been annoying audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Famed on both sides of Interstate 84, they represent the best of the worst of the finest of satiric maritime music. And they like Twinkies (tm).

3:30pm

The Hive Dwellers
Contemporary Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Artists HIVE DWELLERS, THE Biography Photos Tour Press A biographical sketch: The streets of Olympia ring with that boot heels-on-cobblestone sound as the Hive Dwellers traverse the township east to west on way to their next musical adventure. Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studio, the Hive Dwellers is a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. The assorted cacophony of membership slides around, and currently includes Gabriel Will and Evan Hashi. Past members have included K.E. Sixx (The Vibrarians), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System), Faustine Hudson (The Curious Mystery), Spencer Kelley (Wallpaper, Basemint), Karl Blau, Brett Lyman, Fred Thomas (City Center, Saturday Looks Good to Me), and Michelle Mae. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny (NOW) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins. Dance. Smile when you say that. Raw freedom dance. In 2009, the Hive Dwellers launched an expansive Pan-American tour seeing for themselves how it is to be a slave to the rhythm hive active; 2010 saw the release of “Get In” (KLP223). As the future unfolds into the conscious mind and continues to fade gently into the past, the Hive Dwellers are present tense, bearing witness to the maraca wilderness of the modern Basement State.

3:30pm

NW Cajun Jammers
We gather, we play, we smile!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
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  • Biography performers a a jam group that varies with every performance. Many are members in various bands that play regularly around Seattle

3:30pm

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
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  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

3:35pm

James the Obscure
Teller of Traditional Tales

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography I tell ancient tales. The old tales show us the heart and mind of a long-gone people. My problem is to bring old tales to be heard with "now" ears.

3:35pm

Dysfunction Junction
Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Dysfunction Junction plays traditional bluegrass.

3:40pm

Sour Mash Hug Band
Klezmer & Hot Jazz Cabaret

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Eugene they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.

3:50pm

Nancy K Dillon & Friends
Okie Roots Americana Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Nancy K. Dillon wears her Oklahoma roots on her sleeve, and looks to the road for her inspiration. This is music for traveling down Route 66 to the whine of car wheels on blacktop. This is music born from the American West, from the long distances between dusty towns, and from the rough-hewn folks living along the highway. This is true Americana.

3:50pm

Rob Kneisler
Finger-style Singer/Songwriter

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Rob’s song, “Common Jeans” won Second Prize and took the “Peoples’ Choice Award” at last year’s Tumbleweed Music Festival Song-Writing Contest in Richland, Washington. Not bad, considering that he’d never tried entering a contest before that. Originally from the state of Michigan, Rob was extremely active musically in his earlier years, performing in venues all around the Great Lakes Region. But then there was a relatively quiet decade or two where Rob didn’t get out much and could frequently be found hunkered over a guitar in a dark room trying to figure out how guys like Bruce Cockburn, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges managed to do what they did. Now that this is mostly out of his system, Rob is back out in public again doing what comes naturally: learning, writing, laughing and accurately playing far more Bruce Cockburn tunes than one would ordinarily expect an individual to know. Still, Rob is somehow managing to find a good balance, so long as it involves finger-style guitar playing – ranging from his own tunes to songs from an astoundingly wide variety of artists.

3:50pm

Dyslexic
Seattle Based Hiphop Artist

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:25pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Robert Reed was born backstage at the Apollo Theater in 1986, delivered directly into the curtains, and presented on stage immediately. He showed an early talent for lyricism, in fact rapping inside the womb, kicking dope beats from within his mother. Since his emergence, he has continually honed his musical skills and lyrical flow, all while working to overcome the personal challenge of being dyslexic. Able to entertain in any context, Dyslexic lives for the thrill of performing and vibing with a crowd.

4:00pm

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

4:00pm

FACES Dance Group
Beautiful Philippine Folk Danc

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:20pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Formed 15 years ago with City Employees of Seattle, WA and members of their families who love to dance. They have performed extensively at most City employees functions and the Filipino Community Center.

4:00pm

Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Canadian Traditional, Shanties

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • URL
  • Biography Performing ay Folklife since 1975.

4:00pm

The Sumner Brothers
Indie-Roots

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography In the words of Bruce Springsteen, “nothing feels better than blood on blood”. The Sumner Brothers know this in the most intimate of ways; they make music together. They are a partnership and they are friends, and they are a band. The trust shared between front-men Brian and Bob Sumner is a trust that is hard to come by. Their first release In The Garage, became an underground sensation charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio. With a fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, the Sumner Brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. Recorded on Galiano Island, surrounded by wildlife and fueled by BBQ and beer, the brothers created a true alt-country gem. The album placed in The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list and Herohill.com’s top 20. In 2010. The brothers released a follow-up to their popular underground record In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. The collection of live cuts and impromptu collaborations was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com. The brothers much anticipated sophmore release, 'I Love You, Smile' will soon have a confirmed release date.

4:00pm

Bottleneck Slide Guitar
With Stanislove

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Started playing folk music in 1962, still at it. Best place for bio is my site [www.stanislove.com].

4:00pm

Hausa Drumming
With Mohammed Shaibu

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

4:00pm

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy
Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • Biography Paula Becker is a staff historian for Seattle's HistoryLink.org where her essays document the dance marathon craze of the 1920s and 1930s, war-effort knitting on the home front during World Wars I and II, the career of The Egg and I author Betty MacDonald, and numerous other subjects. She and co-writer Alan J. Stein also wrote the book - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair. Alan J. Stein is a HistoryLink.org staff historian and award-winning author of four previous HistoryLink books, Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries, 1951-2001; Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington's Leading Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003; The Olympic: The Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel. He is the Association of King County Historical Organizations' past president, and Ex Noble Grand Humbug of Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40, E Clampus Vitus.

4:00pm

Out of Nowwhere w/ Ray Polhemus, Caller
Presented by Spokane Folklore Society

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Out of Nowhere is made up of 6 experienced musicians and long time members fo the Spokane Folklore Society. Individually they have played for over 2000 contra dances.

4:00pm

Learn to sing by singing!
With The Fabulous Beaconettes

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography The Beaconettes are an award winning all female acapella group that sings old favorites from different genres with a new twist: updated clever and humorous lyrics about the topics that interest us.

4:05pm

Lenore Jackson
Northwest Storyteller

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography Winner of the 1998 Northwest Folklife Festival Liars’ Contest with her original tall tale, Aunt Sis, Lenore Jackson tells stories that well up out of her rich Texas heritage, love of music, and continuing search for the story behind the story.

4:10pm

The Disco Cowboys
Disco Done Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Take one part Bee-Gees, one part Hank Williams and you get the outrageously fun troupe, THE DISCO COWBOYS! The Northwests most fun outlaw country disco band plays the disco era hits in cowboys style! Haven’t heard of them yet? Well, then your in for a real treat. Throw on your favorite cowboy hat, slide into an old pair of boots, grab a dancing partner and giddyap to Folklife and see THE DISCO COWBOYS! ---- We have a lively stage presence and always put on a good show. We gig around the northwest and would love the opportunity to play Folklife. If we were accepted I think that the Fountain Stage (Nortwest of the fountain) would be a reasonable stage for us. Bars love us and that stage is close to a beer garden. OK, you caught me. We like beer gardens too...

4:15pm

Ben Thomas and Tangent Tango
Beautiful Tango Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

4:20pm

Convergence Zone Bluegrass
Bluegrass, etc.

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Two years ago the rainy convergence zone left little to do outdoors - so like a northwest salmon run, musicians migrated indoors to create music.

4:20pm

Runaway Train Bluegrass Band
Hot Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography All members have played in bands for many years - this formation of Runaway Train is 4 yr old. All members are from South Sound, all sing lead and harmony. We are host band for the annual Bluegrass from the Forest festival in Shelton, WA. Luke won the 2008 Rockygrass banjo contest and is sponsored by Ome banjos.

4:30pm

FCS Tropa Filipiniana
Children's Folk Dancing (PHIL)

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Learn traditional culture through dance and performance. Tropa Filipiniana is a performing arts group for kids. Tropa has participated in parades and regularly performs at special events during the course of the year.

4:30pm

Spanaway Bay
Songs From the Rocky Shores

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography Kent and Carol Mesford have been active members of the maritime music community for over 15 years. They have performed in various different groups, but their first love is the singing of traditional chanties and forebitters both in concert and aboard the schooner Adventuress.

4:30pm

Joy Mills Band
Indie Americana and Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Established songwriter Joy Mills branches out from her band, The Starlings, to release a new album of solo material exploring the ethos and modern myth. Backed by a full band (electric guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums), she continues on and past Americana to blend her storied songs with compelling and captivating melodies.

4:30pm

Riley and Johnny
Raging Father, Shredding Son

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Riley and Johnny are a father-son duo that has been playing together for over a decade, featuring fun, fast, and well-played music from all over the place. Johnny plays with the jazz band Zazou. Riley plays with the trad band the Onlies.

4:35pm

Liz Hibbard
a refreshing raconteur

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography Liz's stories leap to life with an invigorating passion for the craft of spoken narratives. Her unique tales range from the hilarious to the profound, and are accessible to all audiences young or old. Liz has BA in Narrative Arts from Oberlin College. She is currently living in SE Portland and is Secretary of the Board for the Portland Storytellers' Guild. She enjoys the personal exchange of storytelling and all that we can learn from it. She has performed in a range of venues from pubs to libraries and in between.

4:40pm

Eastern Sunz
Intellectual Hip Hop

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Independent Music Award winners Eastern Sunz have been creating dynamic, thought provoking music and touring for over a decade with their unique sound referred to by CMJ Magazine as “intellectual hip hop”.

4:45pm

Truckstop Darlin'
A Sweaty Fist Pumiping Riot

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Truckstop Darlin’ comes out of the amazing music scene of the Great Northwest, more specifically, Portland, OR. Their self-titled debut album has been hailed as “raw and powerful” and their live shows are a sweaty, fist-pumping riot soaked in cheap beer and whiskey. These boys play honest, driving rock n’ roll and have been compared to The Drive-By Truckers and early Uncle Tupelo. [Read more]

4:45pm

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
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  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

4:50pm

Rob Marcus
Soulful Acoustic Rock

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Rob Marcus offers a fresh sound that touches on a remarkable array of influences. Inspired by his travels abroad, his music incorporates elements of folk, rock and world beats. As a self-taught musician, Rob Marcus’ unconventional melodies satisfy a desire for the new, while his introspective lyrics explore themes both intimate and universal. His seductive vocal style is complimented by the weaving of traditional instruments with modern sounds, creating a smooth and rhythmic experience. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Rob has been surrounded by a thriving music scene from an early age.  He has traveled abroad extensively, always with a guitar and the goals of making new friends, creating new music, and making a difference.  During his travels he has been involved in international aid, teaching, guiding, and sustainability efforts.  The songs on his new self-titled EP were written or inspired while working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia immediately following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. While Rob still loves performing solo in intimate settings he feels right at home in larger venues backed by a full band.  He is currently celebrating the release of his EP, performing throughout the Northwest and working on a full-length album.

5:00pm

Ilana Rubin & Friends
Tango Demonstrations

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

5:00pm

Piper Stock Hill
Folk songs of Newfoundland

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:25pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
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  • Biography Ron and Larry have played in many bands over the years, and Kelly is a relative newcomer to the stage. After a return visit to his birthplace of St. John's, Ron began organizing a band to spread the music of the Rock to the Pacific Northwest. Together they have been performing old, new and original folk songs of Newfoundland in the greater Seattle area beginning in early 2011.

5:00pm

Seirm
Scottish Gaelic Songs & Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Seirm is the main musical porgram of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Scottish Gaelic language and cultural society. The group began in November 1996 as a 4-part a cappella choir in order to participate in Mod Vancouver 1997, where it won the Sons of Scotland shield for mixed choirs. Seirm continued to compete and win honors at Mod Vancouver until the biennial Gaelic singing competition ended in 2007. Seirm changed formats, adding tradition- friendly instruments to accompany songs and play tunes fosr Scottish ceildh dances. Seirm performs at various Scottish aand community events, promoting interest and awareness of the Scottish Gaelic language, music and song tradition. Website: www.slighe.com

5:00pm

Fun with Drums, Shakers & Bells with Kerry 'Shakerman' Green

With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene


Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159
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5:00pm

Open Jam
Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

5:00pm

Playing Bones
With Rick Fogel

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.

5:00pm

Jack Straw Writers Program 2012
Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken hosts Stacey Bennetts, Lacey Jane Henson, Carol Light, Sally Neumann, Johanna Stoberock, Mitsu Sundvall, and Nick Wong

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
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  • Biography The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to provide new venues for the writer and their work. The program was created in 1997, and each year a single curator selects 12 writers/writing teams out of dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres, and a cohesive grouping of writers. The 2012 curator is Shawn Wong. Twelve writers/writing teams are selected to participate. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and internet podcasts. All live readings are recorded, and selected portions are produced for podcasts and radio broadcast.

5:00pm

Dan Maher's Folklife Sing-along
With Dan Maher

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional North American Folk Music
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  • Biography Dan Maher originally fell in love with folk music as a teenager growing up in Spokane. A celebrated musician, he actually began his career in music during his college years at Washington State University, performing covers of the Eagles and Neil Young in venues around the area. His love for folk eventually led to his involvement with public radio as the host of what has come to be the weekly three-hour folk music radio show, Inland Folk, which is approaching its 31st year on the air. He is his own producer, editor and engineer for the show. Having collected over three decades worth of folk music, Dan now eagerly makes the transition to the digital age. He likes the change to digital mainly because it makes it easier to share music, but has to admit that all those years of hauling music back and forth from home for the show has played its part in convincing him. As a student who recently helped him move about five thousand of his old vinyls said, “Nothing musical has a right to be this heavy anymore.” Dan also works full-time for the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development at WSU, coordinating student and organizational development programs, and is an advisor on multiple committees for ASWSU. In his free time he is an avid baseball fan, and loves listening to Vin Scully’s broadcasts of Dodgers games. Over the years Dan has generously volunteered his time during fund drives as well as offering free concerts in return for public support for both Spokane Public Radio and Northwest Public Radio.

5:00pm

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
With Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Vince Martinez, Steve Wacker

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508

5:15pm

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra
Argentine Tango 1920-1960's

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

5:25pm

Dirty Scientifix
True Artists Of The Grid

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Yze, ORB, Mozes Lateef, accompanied by producer/deejay EarDr.Umz True artists of the grid via Seattle, Washington. We got that Potent Antidoap for sick souls energy low we got that let go stress relief medicine flow ~ Dirty Scientifix

5:30pm

Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys
Maritime Madness

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography With a hundred years of combined experience on stage, the talents of the Phinney Ridge Rum Runners, Spanaway Bay, and Pint & Dale haver converged to bring you maritime madness at it's finest. We'll provide the mayhem, you sing on the chorus!

5:30pm

5:30pm

Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder
A Seattle-based Americana Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer/songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, have been performing in and around Seattle for the past two years and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performances and honest, straightforward music. Vince and the band’s latest album, Northwest by Southwest, features original music inspired by Martinez’s New Mexican roots, as well as his recent Pacific Northwest experiences. Vince is also a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, a group of musicians that read books and perform original music based on the reading. The Bushwick Book Club has been celebrated in the Seattle Times and the Stranger. Vince has released two full length albums: the debut, self-titled Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder in 2008 and the more recent Northwest by Southwest in 2010. Both albums have received glowing reviews from the Northwest’s acoustic music society, Victory Music, calling the first album “a record to be experienced and absorbed, not just listened to.” After the latest recording Victory stated that “Martinez and his band show a lot of promise” and to “go see Vince when he passes through”.

5:40pm

Wu Ziying
Chinese zither (guqin) soloist

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin 古琴 (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa 琵琶 (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the 20th-century’s foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru 王吉儒,Wu Jinglue 吳景略, Zha Fuxi 查阜西, Sun Zongpeng 孫宗彭, Xu Lisun 徐立蓀, and Gu Meigeng 顧梅羹. Wu Ziying was a professor of traditional Chinese music at Shanghai Normal University and the Director of the Shanghai Qin Association. From 2001-3, he was a Visiting Artist in Ethno-musicology at the School of Music, University of Washington. He is a 2006 and 2010 recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Residency in Music. Wu Ziying resides in the Seattle area where he teaches, performs, and repair instruments.

6:00pm

Burgundy Pearl
Old Meets New, Voices Fuse

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:25pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, alluring guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.

6:00pm

Esther Kim
Beautiful Korean Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • Biography A founder of NW Korean Art Center (2002-current) NW folklife performance (2001-2004, 2010-2011) Many other performances.

6:00pm

Brian Oberlin
Solo Swing Mandolin

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the found/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

6:00pm

Reilly and Maloney
What Can We Say?

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

6:00pm

The Braxmatics
Funky Seattle Dance Party!

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Get ready for a Funky Seattle Dance Party, you name the place, we bring the funky bass to rock your face!

6:00pm

Open Drum & Dance
With Lance Scott

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

6:00pm

American Standard Time: More Dust Than Digital
Videos with Greg Vandy

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
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  • Biography Short videos from MoreDust.com

6:00pm

Hettel Street Blues
Jazzy Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Based out of Snohomish County in Washington State, Hettel Street Blues features powerhouse vocalist Kathy Hettel; singing in the tradition of the great women of song such as Etta James, Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington.From cool jazz to rockin' the house blues and R&B, Hettel Street Blues is a favorite for private parties and events. Hettel Street Blues has also performed at regional event such as the Northwest Folklife Festival, Renton River Days, Edmonds Arts Festival, and the Bite of Seattle. Hettel Street Blues is also a regular performer at local venues.

6:10pm

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:10pm - 6:50pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, and other mysterious and distant lands, and like this sentence, the music runs on forever… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6:20pm

House of Tarab
Arabic Music Ensemble

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049

6:30pm

Rounds Celebrating Pete
With Sol Webber and the Solstice Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Biography See previous bio

6:35pm

Gary Lee Moore
Gary Lee Moore

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:35pm - 7:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography National Champion Senior Division fiddler, Washington State Champion fiddler. North Cascades Champion fiddler, NW Regional Senior Division champion fiddler. I play fiddle, guitar, tenor guitar, and banjo. Oklahoma/Texas style fiddling done very nice.

6:40pm

Comerford School of Irish Dance
NW Irish Dancing Champions

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography The Comerford School of Irish Dance continues a great tradition of Irish dancing excellence and success, offering weekly classes for new beginners and advanced dancers of all ages (including adults!). Our dancing program offers many opportunities for our dancers to perform, compete, and share their love of Irish dancing with audiences in the greater Seattle area. Irish step dancing is a beautiful and entertaining dance form of graceful steps and percussive hard shoe rhythms that compliment the exciting Celtic music. Enjoy the showcase!

6:40pm

North of the Black Sea
Voice and Ukrainian Bandura

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Biography Multi-talented instrumentalist Roy Torley and vocalist Joan Gaustad began performing as North of the Black Sea in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. They moved to Oregon in 1989 when Roy was accepted into the graduate program in geology at the University of Oregon at Eugene, where he obtained his PhD in 1998. They currently live in Gresham, OR. Roy studied the 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura with Victor Kytasty, son of Hryhory Kytasty, renowned Ukrainian bandurist, composer, and director for many years of the musically and historically significant ensemble, Taras Shevchenko Bandurist Chorus. Roy is an outstanding exemplar of the "North American" bandura tradition, which preserved and developed playing styles, repertoire, and types of instruments that were suppressed in Ukraine under Soviet rule. Roy also performs a variety of non-Ukrainian music on the bandura, from Renaissance court dances to movie themes. Vocalist Joan Gaustad has studied classical and folk voice for many years and has performed in sixteen languages, ranging from English (Gilbert and Sullivan) and Latin (Mozart's Requiem) to Turkish and Georgian. Her specialties are Ukrainian, Russian, and Transylvanian-Hungarian folk vocal styles. Joan sang for several years with the Oakland, California-based Danica Balkan Chorus, and she performed with San Francisco's Khadra International Folk Ballet for ten years as dancer, singer, musician, and vocal director. She has taught Balkan, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian folk singing workshops at the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, at the Northwest Folklife Festival, and at conventions of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

6:45pm

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography The word "Kef" refers to that spirit and energy shared by a group of people in celebration. It is a state of being, an intangible quality approaching ecstasy, often engendered by musical experience. Kef is a Turkish concept and term that has become naturalized across the Balkans throughout the former domain of the Ottoman Empire. That same cultural force left an indelible mark on the music of Balkans. Today, Slavs, Roma and a multitude of other ethnic groups – even Americans – play and dance to music that is an amalgam of Turkish influences and indigenous regional styles. Kef, the band, has been performing for dancers and listeners, weddings and exhibitions, dance halls and crowded eateries, festivals and outdoor markets, since 2007. Its music is a sampling of the regional genres found across the Balkans, from Bulgarian wedding music to Serbian brass band, and from 1960s radio-style orchestrations to melody/drone-based village music, all interpreted through the lens of their unique instrumentation.

6:45pm

Kissing Potion
SEA's 1st Ladies of Funk &Soul

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Echoing the battle cry of Funk Diva Sharon Jones, "You've Got to FEEL it", Kissing Potion brings funk & soul to life, with a full horn section that brings new meaning to the phrase "FUNK YOU!", and a rhythm section whose groove will move you from your soul down to your toes! Kissing Potion has been a long time in the making. The original concept was a ten member strong, all-female funk group, but... then we met a few folks of the male-persuasion and couldn't resist asking them to join our lady-laden lair of FUNK. Dirty, gritty, smooth, pretty....as long as it's funky!

6:55pm

The Valley Four
Americana Vocal Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:55pm - 7:25pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography We're good friends who have a good time singing together! We enjoy sharing lively Americana vocal traditions - folk, gospel, doo wop & more.

7:00pm

Fort Union
Atmospheric Urban Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

7:00pm

RebelMart
Folk Punk Americana Irish

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
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  • Biography RebelMart is the Brooklyn-to-Seattle band fronted by music veteran Scott M.X. Turner. Mixing rock, folk, reggae, Irish, country and punk, RebelMart's live shows -- whether in punk clubs or coffeehouses -- are ragged, energetic affairs. RebelMart's newest album, Amalgamated Saboteurs Local 21, was released on October 5 2010 on Velocidad Maxima Recordings. "[E]ncompasses Americana from the 7 train to the Dust Bowl" -- Steve Wishnia, The Indypendent.

7:00pm

The Cumbieros
Come dance with us! ESO!!!!!!!

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
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  • Biography The Cumbieros are a cumbia band from Seattle, WA that started in the spring of 2011 and have grown to 9 members (3 Chileans, 1 Brazilian and 5 Americans) to date. Featuring such instruments as guitar, violin, accordion and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional cumbia with ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music that originated in Columbia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to help spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us! ESO!!!

7:00pm

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag
Kids with Nordic Fire

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:35pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
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  • Biography The Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag is a group dedicated to performing the music of the Nordic countries. We have been working together for 4 years, and welcome new members in September and January. We perform around the greater Seattle area, and hope to be touring in Sweden in 2013.

7:00pm

Red Hot Blues Sisters
Soul Flavored Burning Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212

7:00pm

Tom Colwell & The Southbound Odyssey
Pete Seeger Sing Along

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Picked up the guitar at age 12, been playing and singing ever since. This is our 4th year leading this workshop, and we've pushed the space with upwards of 250-300 participants. It's great fun!

7:05pm

The Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Show
Spoken Word Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:05pm - 7:30pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Poet and storyteller Chris Chandler is as hilarious and entertaining as he is provocative and rabble-rousing, delivering vignettes about politics and modern culture with the fire of a Baptist Preacher. His appearances are insightful tales of a world gone slightly mad, accompanied by a wide variety of musical styles. He has performed on thousands of stages across North America, working with such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Mojo Nixon and Ani DiFranco. The late great Utah Phillips called Chris "the best performance poet I have ever seen."

7:05pm

Smalltime String Band
Old-Timey Family Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:05pm - 7:40pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography We are a family band who loves playing music together. Our musicality blossomed of the kids desire to play and perform. Mom and Dad have enjoyed the adventure. We have been playing as a band for about 4 years and have loved every moment of it.

7:15pm

Amir Beso
Balkan Flamenco From Sarajevo

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography One of the most prominent guitarists in his native Bosnia. During the war, he kept performing his music in besieged Sarajevo until he was seriously wounded and airlifted out of the country.

7:15pm

O'Carolan's Corner
O'Carolan Most of the Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Four Seattle musicians who -- to our benefit -- can't get enough of late-17th/early-18th century composer, Turlough O'Carolan. It is rumored, however, that they will, on occasion, play music of other composers. The group features Mary Grider, multi-instrumentalist and arranger, who for years has led an Irish jam on Sundays at Fado downtown. Lynn Graves, on Fiddle; Phyllis Baker on concertina and penny whistle; and Bob Morgan on guitar.

7:20pm

Te Fare O Tamatoa
Te Fare O Tamatoa

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151

7:30pm

Alicia Amiri
Dark Classical Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Alicia plays dark classical guitar ballads with pretty lo fi vocals.

7:30pm

Septimus
Blues Funk Reggae

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Septimus has been together since 1970,have recorded over 75 songs,Cd Five Minutes To Rock The House,part of The Wheedles Groove Band

7:35pm

Nina Laboy
Workers Who Sing

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Nina Laboy is a graduate of Fordham University School of Drama and the NYC American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has a long list of credits performing Latin Jazz, folk and musical theatre. She is a social justice activists who has performed for many community events.

7:35pm

Floating Crowbar
Traditional Irish Music and Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of irish instrumental music and songs from traditional and contemporary sources. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical interests, they bring together their common passion for Irish music, good humour, mutual respect and friendship in to a show that will be enjoyed by all.

7:45pm

Cordaviva
Afro-Latin Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, afrobeat, funk, and various latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion. The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

7:45pm

Lone Madrone
Foot Stompin Roots Swing

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Lone Madrone really knows how to bring the house down. They have described their music as Foot-Stompin' Acoustic Bliss... but since 'foot-stompin' can describe 70% of Portland bands, let me elaborate: Personally, I think they have a really eclectic approach - it's a bit western-tinged, alt-country / Folsom-Prison-Blues-vibed charm with harmonic moments of Beatle-esque magic. They have severe mojo and the talent to stand out from the plethora of bands out there. Their songwriting is thoughtful to a fault, every note and word is perfectly written, but their edges are loose and wild and their live shows feel like spontaneity took its top off and flashed your granny.

7:45pm

Kris Orlowski
Folk-Pop five piece
http://www.krisorlowski.com

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle based singer/songwriter Kris Orlowski’s folk-rock and indie-pop sensibility draws comparisons of Paul Westerberg and Elliot Smith. Kris is continuing to rise in the northwest with breakout 2011 with a surprise appearance at Doe Bay Festival, and debut appearances at Bumbershoot and at the acclaimed new Northwest music festival, City Arts. With the four piece band he recently released a new four song EP “Warsaw”, that has been receiving a lot of attention.

7:45pm

The Metro Gnomes
Dance music for happy feet

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography We are about 1 1/2 years old now. Our name is a play on the word, metronome, a device used for setting the tempo for a tune. We play for dancing and listening and we all play in other groups as well.

7:50pm

Liberty Bay Trio
Sweet Folk Harmonies

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography All attended Occidental College in L.A. Bill & Jeff have played together off and on for over 40 years. Cathy is International Autoharp Champ (2005) and has got us singing trios again. http://britellandlimback.com

7:50pm

Highball Whistle
All-lady rollickin' Old-Timey

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:25pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography We are Highball Whistle – the double whistle a train makes when it’s leaving the station (toot tooooooooot!). Highball Whistle is about old-time music revelry, singing harmonies, switching and sharing instruments, and channeling Salyer and Woody Guthrie. Our band philosophy can be summed up in the lyrics of Guthrie’s ‘Hard Traveling’ (given some poetic license). I’ve been riding them flat wheelers, I thought you know’d I’ve been riding them dead enders, way down the road Highball Whistle, pulling out the station, got no plans or a destination I’ve been havin’ some hard traveling, Lord And *that* is the essence of Highball Whistle – no plans, no destination – just music for the sake of loving the music, whiling the time away, and hanging with good friends. We come from very different backgrounds but have formed a sweet chord together.

7:55pm

Karsangjamtso (Karjam) Saeji
Heartfelt Tibetan Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:55pm - 8:25pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji is a singer from Amdo Tibet, he was raised as a nomadic herder of yak and sheep about thirty mountainous miles from the town of Machu. While still in high school he was recruited by the ground-breaking and widely-known Gannan Tibetan Performing Arts Troupe. From 1991 to 2007 he was a full-time member of their company, performing as a dancer and increasingly a singer. In 2007 he moved to America where he has been pursuing a solo career. In 2007 he released his first solo CD, Pilgrimage and in 2011 he recorded the long-awaited follow-up, Tibet in my Heart.

8:00pm

ANAR: Helene Eriksen's Traditional Dance Theatre
Women's Dances of the Orient

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151

8:00pm

The Euphemists w/ Susan Petrick, Caller
Big Brass from the River City

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography Over the past few years, various pairings of these Portland musicians have said, "We should form a band!" Finally, inspired by the recent immigration of fiddler Alan Snyder from warmer climes, The Euphemists congealed in 2011. The band features a brass front line of Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, and Jerry Nelson, while Jerry's several guitars share backup rhythmic duties with the keyboard of Dave Goldman. For Folklife, The Euphemists are delighted to share the stage with caller Susan Petrick -- the treasure of Reno, Nevada and the California Bay Area, and no stranger to the Pacific Northwest.

8:05pm

David Rovics
People's History in Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:05pm - 8:30pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358

8:10pm

Kin to Stars
Urban Folk Pop Super Duo

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:10pm - 8:40pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography After years of performing as solo indie musicians, Scott Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Jerin Falkner (piano, vocals) have joined forces to co-write songs about rooftop dancing, buying the moon, and being alright with life.

8:20pm

Spare Rib and the Bluegrass Sauce
Foot Stompin' Groove Grass Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:20pm - 8:55pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography We've been together for five years, played all over the State, and enjoy making people happy with our music. For the most part, we met in Cliff Perry's bluegrass class , got a new guitar player last year, pretty much it's all fun all the time.

8:25pm

Little Big Band
Native Funk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

8:30pm

Brother Noland
Brother Noland/ Mystical Fish

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brother Noland has been credited as the father of "Jawaiian" music and has been instrumental to the development of modern Hawaiian music.

8:30pm

Cottonwood Cutups
Raucous Rag Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography heavily influenced by bands such as Old crow medicine show, Lucero, The devil makes three, this trio formed as a campfire jam. Blending the things they like such as rag time blues, Bluegrass, and southern rock to form a catchy, good time feel that is better heard than described.

8:30pm

Kermet Apio
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and now lives in Mountlake Terrace. He is a full time comedian but enjoys playing Hawaiian music.

8:30pm

Rum Rebellion
Irish Pirate Folk Punk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography Rum Rebellion has been playing shows since 2006. We have played folklife four times since 2007. We have released three albums, including a 2011 release called "Blackwater". We have toured the US four times and have our biggest tour yet planned for summer 2012.

8:30pm

8:35pm

Pretty Little Feet
Old-Timey Duo

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Pretty Little Feet is an acoustic music duo based in Bellingham, Washington. They play old-time song and tune, a wide-ranging repertoire of selections from the traditional canon and artists from the bygone days of radio up to the present, as well as some of their own originals. Between the two of them, Matt and Allegra have released five full-length albums and have been included on three compilation albums, two by major record labels Righteous Babe Records and Shut Eye Records. Their newest recording, Through Oak and Ash, was released in June of 2011.

8:35pm

Smokey Brights
Finger Pickin' Ramblers

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography The original intention was to make a record. After years of touring and recording with the brash and energetic garage punk outfit The Whore Moans, songwriter Ryan Devlin had notebooks full of material that just didn’t fit: folk tunes that sounded more like the Bob Dylan and Paul Simon he grew up on; finger picking ramblers and Nashville style ballads. The songs kept playing through his mind, insisting he find an outlet for them. A year before Smokey Brights would play their first note together, Devlin sought out the musicians whose talents he wanted to help him realize these persistent songs: Jim Vermillion and Nick Krivchenia had been playing bass and drums together every week for the past five years for upwards of twenty hours—just the two of them—working on tight syncopations, in time signatures that read like long division. Their efforts had been under the names Armed with Legs and Kill Kill Orchestra. To have one in a band was to have the other, like brothers, or house players in an old soul studio. The duo agreed to try some songs out with Devlin, and work began in the summer of 2010. Mike Kalnoky was best known for his angular lead guitar lines in What What Now, the DIY Seattle art-punk band. Though, if you’d ever had the chance to see his old outfit Thunderbird Motel, you’d know that Mike can play the blues—the area where his musical roots truly reside. When Devlin asked him to sit in on a rehearsal with a yet un-named trio, it all came together. Mike’s bright Telecaster bends sounded like a young Mike Bloomfield, weaving through the melodies, bringing the twang that brought it all back home. In the first week of 2011, they got down to business and made the record that had been spinning through Devlin’s mind for years. The result was a sum of their parts: some rock, some blues, some R&B, some twang. By the time the boys released “Can’t Rightly Say,” they were already filling up clubs, playing festivals, and even garnering some national attention. The songs and Devlin’s efforts have found their outlet, and the boys in Smokey Brights have been more than happy to oblige.

8:35pm

Hale Bill and the Bopps
Of celestial origins

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Group has performed together over ten years, and each performer has 25 to 40 years experience in Scandinavian traditional music

8:35pm

Seattle Labor Chorus
15th Anniversary Special

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:25pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle Labor Chorus was formed in March, 1997 for a performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Pete Seeger and several other well-known folksingers. Since then, the chorus has performed for the King County Labor Council, Washington State Labor Council, and many local unions, as well as in concert with such luminaries as Utah Phillips, Anne Feeney, Si Kahn, John McCutcheon and Charlie King.

8:35pm

Solidarity Notes Labour Choir
Vancouver's Labour Choir

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:25pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography formed in 2000, the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir has song countless times in support of the struggles of working people around the world. Based in Vancouver BC, they've been to Cuba, Washington, San Francisco, and all over British Columbia. They've produced two CDs, had many other successful ventures, and are always growing

8:50pm

Elk and Boar
Soul Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Elk and Boar is Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker, two individual artists who joined up in 2010 to create music that celebrates their vocal polarity and common loves. Thier first full length CD "Room To Start" released in March of 2011, is a soulful collection of emotional songs that hope and lament.

9:00pm

The Nettles w/ Marlin Powell, Caller
Celtic Jam Dance Fever

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • URL
  • Biography The Nettles formed in 1996 from a living room jam session. Sincec then they've played for dances, festival, weddings and clubs throughout the Northwest, and toured North, South and East of Northwest.

9:20pm

The Bad Things
The Seamy Underbelly of Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography The Bad Things mix Eastern European Folk, Klezmer, Ska, Americana, Polka, Sea Shanties, and Punk with their dark sense of humor, drunken sentimentality, and classic sense of Vaudevillian showmanship to create a "seamless and delirious live show."

9:20pm

Wheedles Groove
Seattle 70's Funk Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

9:20pm

Mäd Fiddlu
Hand-me-down music from Sweden

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Bart and Anna have both been playing Swedish music on the nyckelharpa since they were kids, both here and in Sweden. John tags along because the music is so much fun to play.

9:20pm

The Tallboys
Full-bodied Old Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Based in Seattle, Washington, The Tallboys are a four piece old time string band well-versed in traditional fiddle tunes and mountain songs. They stay honest to their traditional inspirations, yet charge up their sound with a raw edge of gritty enthusiasm conjured from their years of street performing. The Tallboys consistently deliver exciting stage performances and hard-driving dance tunes. Talented vocalists, The Tallboys all share the singing, and their harmonies create a beautifully authentic old time sound. The instrumental line-up begins with Joe Fulton, from Iowa, who has been playing since boyhood. His impressive fiddling leads the melody. Charlie Beck, from Indiana, plays both clawhammer and three-finger style banjo and brings over a decade of musical experience to the band. He is also a talented songwriter, creating several original compositions. Longtime musician John Hurd, from Oregon, lays down that driving bass foundation essential to The Tallboys’ rhythm. Charmaine Slaven, from Montana, fills out the sound with solid rhythm guitar and is one of the finest buckdancers on the west coast. She also has the unique ability to dance and play guitar simultaneously. Together, they blend the attributes of each instrument and vocalist, creating a cohesive sound. Performing since 2003, they have released four albums, with "Rubber Dolly" being the most recent. The Tallboys have received outstanding reviews and press from many well-respected authroties in the music industry. The band has received continuously increasing airplay nationwide, and has recently been featured on Puget Sound Public Radio KUOW 94.9FM and KBCS 91.3FM Community Radio. The Tallboys have been featured at numerous music festivals in the including the NW Folklife Festival, String Summit (winners of the 2004 band contest), Pickathon Roots Music Festival, Portland Old Time Gathering, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Berkeley Old Time Convention, Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, Fremont Solstice Fair, and many others. A grassroots independent band, The Tallboys have strong ties to the community, and donate several annual performances for local nonprofit fundraising events. Additionally, they have been instrumental in developing Seattle’s local old time music community by organizing a monthly square dance at the Tractor Tavern, a weekly old-time jam at Conor Byrne Pub, and non-profit community resource website, www.oldtimeseattle.com.

9:25pm

Big Sur
Orchestral Country Indie Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

9:30pm

Teacher Teacher
Ozzy meets Woody Guthrie

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Local singer/songwriter Carl Faucher (Foe-shay) has teamed up with vocal acrobat Rebbeccah Emanuel. Forged from folk and metal, this dynamic duo will rock the house and the cradle. Teacher Teacher has a Facebook page.

9:35pm

Citizens Band
Anarcoustic Songs and Insights

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:35pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Together since 1984, Citizens Band formed to prove that good people making good music could create laughter, inspiration and social commentary all at the same time. Jim Hightower once remarked: "Dang, they're really good."
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am

Katrilli Finnish Folk Dancers
Finnish Culture thru Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Katrilli was formed in 1986 to promote enjoyment and preservation of Finnish dance, music and culture. Our repertoire includes simple traditional dances as well as more complex contemporary choreographed productions, which usually tell stories or act out scenes of Finnish life. Our National costumes represent various regions of Finland. Katrilli is proud of the heritage it is preserving. The group maintains close contact with organizations in Finland to assure authentic instruction and dance technique. In addition to performing in various festivals, conventions, retirement homes and private parties, Katrilli has organized special events, retreats and workshops. Below are some of the events we have performed in: * Seattle's Folklife Festivals * Skandinavian Midsommarfests in Poulsbo and Kenmore * Midsummer celebrations in Astoria and Naselle * Finnfest USA * Skandinavian Heritage Fest in Puyallup * Yulefest in Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle * Children's Museum in Seattle Center

11:00am

Golden Tree Story
5-piece Folk, Original music

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Golden Tree Story is a 5-piece folk ensemble from Seattle, WA: it is a collaboration of 5 friends, performing original music by songwriter, Cynthia Marie, and new arrangements of traditional tunes.

11:00am

Celt Check!
Full Frontal Harmony

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Celt Check! has been together for about 7 years, performing, primarily, at Highland Games & Renaissance Fairs, with a few pub gigs thrown in here and there.

11:00am

Dan and Molly Tenenbaum
Old-time music sibling style

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Dan and Molly listened to folk music records as children. Dan used to sit on an autoharp and pretend to drive it, and Molly liked to sing Joan Baez songs out the car window while riding in the back seat. Soon they fell in love with old time music and have been playing it ever since.

11:00am

Humours of Hawthorne
Irish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The players' musical stars crossed at various sessions and tune learning opportunities in Portland, Oregon, including Artichoke Music, on Hawthorne Boulevard, where Dan Compton shares tunes. Mary Carey most recently hails from Atlanta Georgia, where she performed with Father O'Reilly Ceili Band and the Ballybeg Ceili Band and active Comhaltas. Nancy and Mark Roberts have performed with various small groups including Swanky Ceili and Furriskey's Lament and served on Portland Ceili Society's Board. All members are a part of the Green Apple Jam band, and Steve Rapalus can be found playing with The Cat Food Band at East Fork Cellars and IrishTown in Vancouver.

11:00am

Mariachi Huenachi
Mariachi

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Mariachi Huenachi:www.whsmariachi.com The Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Program has over 300 students district wide. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High School and has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi group in the State of Washington. Last year the group performed at over 40 events and festivals including games of the Seattle Seahawks,Mariners and Sounders, and at Chivas de Guadalajara games, Washington State University, University of Idaho, the Seattle Space Needle , Folklife Festival, Experience Music Project and for Governor Gregoire. In summer of 2009, Mariachi Huenachi shared the stage with the renowned group Los Tigres Del Norte

11:00am

Simple Monsters
The Hottest Indie Punk around

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Last year, Simple Monsters played all around the Seattle area. With their unique punk/indie sound Simple Monsters have been written up in The Stranger and the Seattle Weekly. They have played at The Crocodile, The Vera Project, Chop Suey and other superb Seattle Venues

11:00am

Sing with Señor
Music for learning Spanish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Sing with Señor music teaches the basics of the Spanish language through simple lyrics and infectious melodies. We have developed our songs for not only teachers and students, but for parents and children to enjoy learning or teaching the language in a fun and creative way.

11:00am

The Irish Pipers' Club
Irish music, Irish pipes

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246

11:00am

Ranger and the 'Re-Arrangers'
Gypsy Jazz featuring Violin

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger's unique originals.

11:00am

Bhangra / Bollywood Dance lesson
With Mollie Singh

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Mollie has been dancing since she was 2 1/2 years old. She took group, and later private Indian dance classes in Los Angeles, CA. Further, throughout her dance career, she has traveled to India over 10 times to take private dance lessons and study all the different dance forms. She has been teaching since 1989.

11:00am

Saving the Past: Tips and Strategies for Preserving Your Personal and Family Archives
Seattle Archives Preservation RoadShow

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • URL
  • Biography Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist, University of Washington; Joshua Zimmerman, Archivist/Records Manager, Archdiocese of Seattle; Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator, University of Washington; John Vallier, Head, Distributed Media, University of Washington; Laurel Sercombe, Archivist, Ethnomusicology Archives, University of Washington

11:00am

FiddleRama w/ Elinor Preston, Caller
All Fiddles - All the Time

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography The big sound of massed fiddles, plus the keyboard mastery of Nat'l Heritage Award winner McQuillen

11:00am

Bridgetown Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland. Our shows are an energetic mix of traditional dances, music, songs and plays. Keep an eye out for us, you'll see us dancing around Portland at various events throughout the year.

11:00am

Seattle Kids' Morris
Short legs, tall capers!

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Traditionally, Morris dancing has been a tradition passed from one generation to the next. Youthful energy and young knees work to the children's advantage! We have every confidence that their abilities will soon surpass those of the established Morris sides.

11:00am

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Bells! Sticks! Hankies! Kilts?

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century (1999 to be specific). These are dance traditions dating back, well, a long time, from various regions of England. Sound & Fury is proud to bring them to you, residents of the Pacific Northwest!

11:00am

Shape Note Singing Mini-Convention
With the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography There has been a shape note singing in Seattle for 30 years and counting. Other Shape Note Singing communities have been around for longer than that.

11:00am

Singing Games for Kids
With Amy Carroll

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography Amy has been collecting play party games and singing dance activities from anyone she can for about 10 years. She's also a music teacher and dance caller.

11:05am

Mike Evans
Stories in Rhyme

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:05am - 11:30am
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography I share tales from the writings of some of my favorite storytellers: Stephanie Davis, Robert Service, Tom Paxton.

11:05am

Halau Hula O Napualani
Traditional Hawaiian Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:05am - 11:40am
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
  • Biography Grace has been teaching for almost 35 years. Hailing from Oahu, Grace's teaching features Hula and Maori dance.

11:30am

Trejdeksnitis
Latvian Folk Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • Biography Group was started by Latvian immigrants in 1962, and has performed at various Latvian Song and Dance Festivals all over the US and Canada, and occasionally in Latvia ever since. The group regularly performs at Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum, at the Baltic Rites of Spring at the Downtown Seattle Public Library, and our own annual Spring Program. We enjoy learning dances that celebrate our heritage, both new and old, and also choreographing them as well.

11:35am

Maldon Meehan Dancers
Percussive Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography THE MALDON MEEHAN DANCERS The Maldon Meehan Dancers are a dance troupe based in Portland, Oregon, USA. They train at the Maldon Meehan Dance Studio and perform for a variety of events including Céilís, festivals, library and store front celebrations, birthday parties and weddings. They also make appearances in shows like, "Brightening Glance" and "An Damhsa".The troupe draws from Irish sean-nos dance, old-style step dance, Cape Breton, American clogging and French Canadian step dance. MALDON MEEHAN (Artistic Director) Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

11:35am

Leslie Slape, storyteller
Exciting the imagination

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
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  • Biography When Leslie Slape was a little girl, she sneaked into the bedroom her younger sisters shared and told them stories she made up on the spot. On rainy days, she used to pull out her well-thumbed "Blue Fairy Book" and read the dialect stories in the back aloud to herself. As a journalist and playwright, Leslie interweaves Story into her life everywhere she can.

11:35am

Bees in a Box
Twin Hurdy Gurdies

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography We met at a hurdy gurdy workshop in 1995. Somehow, we kept playing together. Our musical neuroses fit in a magical way.

11:35am

The Winterlings
Northwest Indie Folk Frontier

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Winterlings are an Indie Folk/Americana band based in Port Angeles, Washington. Their debut album, THE ANIMAL GROOM, hit #6 on the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT FOLK CHART and has been getting airplay on over 90 stations, nationwide. Their song "Take Give" was the 3rd most played song on Sirius/XM Radio's The Village in March (2011). KBCS, Bellevue, named THE ANIMAL GROOM as one of the 10 BEST OF 2010. The Winterlings have performed at many festivals, including CMJ’s Music Festival in Manhattan and Northwest Folklife in Seattle.

11:40am

Cathy Britell
International Autoharp Champ

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography Cathy has performed and taught all around the US and Great Britan, and has won the International Autoharp Competition in Winfield, KS as well as a number of others. She is known for her lyrical autoharp style as well as clean and fast picking on old-time fiddle tunes, traditional and popular composers. She plays and sings in a number of old-time and folk/rock groups, but right now she wants to show you what an autoharp can do by itself.

11:40am

Stanley Greenthal Ensemble
New Songs and Breton/Balkan Gems

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography With his latest CD, First Song, songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal stretches musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. With soulful fluidity, he sings and plays a constellation of strings: guitar, bouzouki, laouto, (Greek and Turkish lutes). On stage he is joined by his wife, Kip Greenthal for harmony vocals and percussion on frame drum and Christos Govetas on clarinet and oud. website. www.stanleygreenthal.com

11:45am

Boka Marimba
Dance Music of Zimbabwe

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Boka Marimba is Portland’s original African-style marimba band. We have been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with the exuberant music of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for more than 20 years. Boka Marimba is a ten piece band, blending soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas, drum set, percussion, and vocals to create a unique and irresistible sound. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages.

11:45am

For the Birds
Alternative/Indie Group

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The official alternative/indie group of For the Birds began collaborating their musical ideas in October of 2010. The group plays often and willingly. They are close friends with a passion for melancholy tunes that're liable to keep feet tapping and smiles abundant.

11:45am

Na Lei O Manu`akepa
Hawaiian legends in drama/hula

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
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  • Biography We are a traditional halau hula focused on perpetuating the culture through our presentations of Hawaiian legends from antiquity forward.

11:45am

Kafana Republik
Lively Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Kafana Republik faithfully recreates the music of Eastern Europe from Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Their repertoire highlights the songs, ballads and dance music that form the heart beat and the soul of these cultures. The kafana has a place of honor in the Balkans- typically a cafe or a coffee house; a place where the community gathers to share food, drink, ideas, songs, passion and experiences.

11:50am

The MoodSwings
All women, All swing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:50am - 12:20pm
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography 18 musical women, 1 1/2 cups Duke Ellington, 1 cup Gershwin, 1 cup Latin Spice, 2 tablespoons funk, a pinch of attitude and a generous helping of danceable fun. Blended it together... the MoodSwings!

12:00pm

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group
Trad. Lithuanian Folk Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:25pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • Biography Lietutis was established in 1981 and has been performing at Northwest venues and beyond ever since, acting as the Goodwill ambassador for Seattle's Lithuanian Community. Some of our special performances include Expo 86 in Vancouver BC, Lithuanian Folk Dances Festivals in Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and an upcoming trip to Boston in July. Over 20 performances at NW Folklife since 1983.

12:00pm

Tim Readman and Jennie Bice
British and Irish Folksongs

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
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  • Biography Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, and the former leader of Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms. He has just released a new CD with Jennie Bice of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Jennie is a versatile and in-demand fiddler and teacher who has featured on countless CDs and performed live all over Canada and the UK.

12:00pm

English Morris Dance Workshop
With Peter Contrastano

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography MossyBack Morris has been performing Morris dances in the Seattle area for over 30 years. The traditions we perform are from the English Cotswold and Welsh Border regions. Morris dances are fun and energetic, involve performing as a team, and provide an opportunity to experience a folk tradition.

12:00pm

Introduction to Irish Fiddle
With Aurora Burd

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Aurora discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle, from California. She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. From 2008 - 2010 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition. She is an experienced fiddle teacher with numerous students age 10 - adult in the Seattle area.

12:00pm

Singing in the Key of Life!
With Barbara Dunn

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Barbara Dunn has been singing and inspiring others to sing for most of her life. She is an ardent believer in the power of voice and community singing. She is member of the Daughters of Harriet and sings on their recording, “You are a Song” (2009), which features their original chants.

12:00pm

Six Easy Patterns
With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159
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12:00pm

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
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  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.

12:00pm

We Do The Work
Labor videos and winners of statewide contest!

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  • URL
  • Biography as yet unknown

12:00pm

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Puget Sound Branch

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085

12:00pm

The Usual Suspects w/ Roy Curet, Caller
Montana Contra Dance Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Biography We started playing together a few years ago, just as a pick-up band for local dances. Our name was sort of a joke, but people liked how we played so it stuck, and here we are.

12:05pm

Robert Rubinstein
storyteller

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
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  • Biography Robert Rubinstein has performed at the New York Public Library; Boston Public Library, Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, schools in Atlanta, traveled with 41 storytellers from across the nation to China, and presented workshops at the National Storytelling Conference in Denver. He has made four recordings, published five books, and had, for 20 years, directed Eugene's Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival.

12:10pm

Bold Horizon
Broad Spectrum Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Tom, Steve, and Dandrifted together aboutsix years ago. Veterans of decades of Seattle area bands and solo performances, they bring experience and passion for the music to their performances

12:15pm

Blvd Park
Blvd Park

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Blvd Park is a Sacramento raised, Seattle based all original, all singer, all player band. Beautiful near-constant four and five part harmonies with musical inspiration coming from Roots, Traditional Country, R & B, Swing, Gypsy, Folk, New Orleans and Tijuana Brass, Blvd Park presents a diverse, melodic and harmonic sound that has a strong cross-generational appeal. Truly a family band, Blvd Park members relocated to Seattle and currently reside together, operating under a democratic, "everyone has a voice" mentality with each member taking a turn as lead vocalist as well as contributing to the song-writing process.

12:20pm

The Gloria Darlings
Fresh Angelic Harmonies

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography 2011 NW String Summit Band Competition Finalists; These young ladies have been a band for 3 years. They got their start playing on the streets of Pike Place Market and have been growing writing original music, touring, getting radio play, and singing beautiful harmony ever since!

12:20pm

Tyler Stenson
Award-Winning "Elegant Folk"

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Born in Lander, WY and raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson (30) is a bold singer/songwriter that draws profound influence from his roots in the humble West. His music is tightly crafted and reminiscent of a pining Western poet; straightforward yet elegant at its core. As front man and songwriter for his former bands Lander and Rhetoric Tuesday, Stenson played the Northwest college circuit throughout the early 2000s but soon put band-oriented rock-n-roll to rest and tackled the burgeoning Portland scene as a solo artist where he was twice-named the “Songwriter of the Year” by the Portland Songwriters Association in 2007 and 2008, the “Best Male Artist” at the 2011 Portland Music Awards and has recently opened for famed rocker, Chris Isaak, at the Oregon Zoo. Stenson has learned one thing through his decade of experiences and performances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles: lyric is King. Stenson’s music is just that – words paired with notes that sum up the human existence and endlessly inspire his train of followers that find a piece of themselves in the sincerity of his words.

12:25pm

Ke Liko A'e O Lei Lehua
Hula Halau from Kent

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:25pm - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
  • Biography Claire has been teaching for 38 years and hails from Kauai. Her school has been open since 1973 and teaches children and adults from all over South King County.

12:30pm

Tuhandest Tuulest
Estonian Folk Dancers

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 12:55pm
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
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  • Biography This group includes Estonians who have immigrated recently along with those whose families cam to America after WW II. We all go to Estonia frequently and danced in the the big Estonian Tanstsupidu in 2009.

12:30pm

Erin NcNamee & Friends
Irish Folk/Celtic/Sean-nos

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246